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Mosque of Al-Azhar

El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #27 of 157 Attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Educational Sites
Description: The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque, which has been the center of Islamic scholarship since 975 AD.
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Sweden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This mosque is to compare to vatican in the Islam world. The respect for this mosque is enormous and it is considered one of those mosques which has the right to give religious advice and direction. Besides the religious fact, this mosque is one of the oldest one in the modern history of Islam. It is also a real gem... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have visited it twice and prayed there as well. if you are interested to visit on of the oldest mosque in Egypt, you should be visit Mosque of Al-Azhar. It's very huge masjid and have a lot of Islamic designs, it's an old one and need more care from government to be suitable for tourists. Don't visit during Friday... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Most Islamic historical place I ever seen !! Most Islamic historical place I ever seen !! Most Islamic historical place I ever seen !!

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cairo
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257 reviews 257 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I visited there only 1 time and it is for prayer but it needs to have more care and cleaning , the place at Friday is very crowded

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Makkah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Dec 13 is my fourth visit to Cairo and everytime I enter this masjid, I feels like I am entering a different dimension. From noisy street until to the masjid entrance. The moment you enter and walked a few steps, suddenly it so serene and tranquility descended. You will feel far removed from the city, and feel so calm and... More

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Bangi, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

the mosque's beautiful and i mean it, but the government effort to make it clean and neat is quiate a zero IMHO, it's not really maintained by the government, dusty, and it really needs the effort to make this thousand years mosque neat and clean

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

In and around this area there is so much history and beautiful architecture but it has been abused and taken over by the local beggars. The place is swarming with people trying to sell you anything and just want to rip you off... you go to enjoy the beauty of the place but instead have to run through it to... More

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Giza, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

It is the old Cairo....... I loved seeing the old building and the Islamic design. Between prayers we were able to have some photos.

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Giza, Al Jizah, Egypt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

it is actually an area by that name where there is abig mosque after its name ..it is islamic historical places has amazin graphics on the wall & the old islamic art

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Sandton, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is one of those institutes that when you hear the name, you stand still & listen. I prepared my entire journey around being in Cairo on a Friday, so that I could attend the Jumma prayer at this world renowned Masjid. It is sad that they donot maintain this prominent place. I really wish the people of Egypt will... More

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