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Mohamed Ali Mosque

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Address: Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Located in the Citadel, this mosque was built between 1824 and 1857 in the...

Located in the Citadel, this mosque was built between 1824 and 1857 in the Ottoman style by Mohammad Ali Pasha, a ruler of Egypt.

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Beautiful Spectatular view over Cairo

Beautiful building inside and out the courtyard is lovely and the ambiance is lovely. The view outside over Cairo is amazing. Be prepared to cover up inside including your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful building inside and out the courtyard is lovely and the ambiance is lovely. The view outside over Cairo is amazing. Be prepared to cover up inside including your shoes!

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Hurghada, Egypt
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the biggest mosque in the middle eSt. Built by mohamed ali the one who built the new modern age in egypt. If you look for its details you will find lots of magic points.

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Thank Medodarah2006
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arabic culture has extended throughout the Middle East, into parts of Europe, and even into America. True Egypt has been beset by recent turmoil, but the resilience of the people and the efforts of the government have made major headway in reconstruction and visitor safety. One example is the Muhammad Ali Mosque, or the Alabaster Mosque, situated on the summit... More 

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Thank Virgil S
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

maybe not for children... but great for egypt historic lovers the garden was unfortunately closed 100 pounds entry fee but a nice place to get a feeling how it was in those times....

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved the mosque and would recommend it highly. The inside is very interesting and worth a visit. We spend about 40 minutes total.

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Thank Hollyc360
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great tourist attraction that needs more attention, unfortunately this place needs more work in terms of maintenance, the mosque is huge and filled with history and is still used for the daily prayers.

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Thank hamza a
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its was very sad in me ,because dust was in every thing .i visited this place since 2003 and was better than this time . really i want visit it again but find it more clean .

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Thank Ahmad A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside of the mosque is very beautiful, and the surroundings outside as well. Don't forget tips for the gentlemen taking care of your shoes outside, that goes for all the mosques in Cairo.

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Thank Caroline L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Cairo you will notice a very wide range of Mosques' design , this one is ottoman's style which is similar to the blue mosque in Istanbul. the castle ground gives a view on Cairo's busy landscape

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Thank Luv to travel J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why i said so ? because you need to remove ur shoes upon entering the mosque and the mosque floor is cold as the ice in winter... for muslim , if it happened that you are in the mosque while its already time to pray , just pray inside it . there is no restriction to pray as usual .

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