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Mosque of Al-Azhar

El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #24 of 145 Attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque, which has been the center...
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Type: Religious Sites, Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner 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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Cairo, Egypt
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Al-Azhar mosque was build in 972 AD in the heart of Islamic Cairo to become the biggest Islamic university for studying Islam.it`s a massive building with tall minarets,divided into 4 Iwans dedicated to the 4 sectors of Islamic study each.Today it`s a the world`s biggest university where thousands of Egyptian and foreign students study secular science in addition to religious... More 

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Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Ever since I had started planning my Egypt tour, Al-Azhar Mosque was on the top of the list to see. I happened to visit it at the end of my city and Islamic Cairo tour just after maghrib prayers. The road outside the mosque is full of hustle bustle and traffic. When I entered in I found myself in a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite a difficult decision! Of all the available attractions in Cairo, and vicinity; in addition to the Great Pyramids, and Sphinx, there are also some very beautiful mosques; which you may visit. One which we choose to visit was the... More 

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saudi arabia
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38 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

this mosque summerize the hestory of establishing Cairo. I feel relax when i go there. In addition there are alot of activities you can enjoy next to the mosque e.g. Restaurants, cafes, shops and hestorical places to visit.

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portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our visit to the Mosque of Al-Azhar was great. The mosque is very important and very old and very beautiful both inside and outside. I would thoroughly recommend a visit when in Cairo

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Sweden
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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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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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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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