Zagazig is also notable for having one of the most amazing Islamic monuments in the Nile Delta: the Grand Mosque of Zagazig. The mosques were constructed by Mohamed Ali on a surface area of more than 400 square meters Constructed in 1832 as one of the establishing steps of the foundation of a new comprehensive city, the mosque has a facade 11 meters high. The whole complex is based on 8 huge granite columns that were imported from Upper Egypt.
The Mosque has a wonderful minaret that is 30 meters high and is decorated in the traditional classical style of minaret ornaments blended with the Ottoman style. The ceiling of the mosque is made out the purest types of wood and is colored in a wonderful style.