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
81%
Ranked #30 of 146 Attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Educational Sites, Cultural
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.

Hotels near Mosque of Al-Azhar

Write a Review

84 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    49
    20
    10
    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
Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
213 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
saudi arabia
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
35 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
portsmouth
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sweden
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 !!

Was this review helpful? Yes
cairo
Top Contributor
316 reviews 316 reviews
164 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangi, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 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

Travelers who viewed Mosque of Al-Azhar also viewed

Cairo, Cairo Governorate
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?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing