We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mosque of Al-Azhar

El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
Improve this listing
Ranked #29 of 156 Attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book a Tour

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.
Write a Review

74 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    45
    16
    8
    3
    2
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
cairo
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
135 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Makkah
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangi, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Giza, Egypt
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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.

Review collected in partnership with Jaz Hotels and Resorts

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Giza, Al Jizah, Egypt
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sandton, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
533 helpful votes 533 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The whole area has a great OLD atmosphere , With small cafes that serve traditional food with Turkish coffee and tea . Traditional singers with their OOD ( A musical instrument ) and drums can entertain U for $15 an hour . It is a must to visit .

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Cairo, Egypt
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

it is a very old mosque that had been there for the last 1000 years and had a very important role in the Islamic history and still has a very important role in any Islamic issue

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cairo, Egypt
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a lovely, peaceful mosque in the heart of the Khan al Khalili. Women have to cover up - we had to wear a one piece long dress with hood to go inside. Once inside, someone will want to be your tour guide - this can be useful as they will show you details you may not find on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Mosque of Al-Azhar also viewed

Cairo, Cairo Governorate
Cairo, Cairo Governorate
 

Been to Mosque of Al-Azhar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mosque of Al-Azhar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing