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Mohamed Ali Mosque

Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #9 of 158 Attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Mohammed Ali Mosque crowns the Citadel of Salah ad-Din.  Built between 1824 and 1857 in the Ottoman style, the mosque was intended to echo the... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The view and the architectural design! its a wow! you have to see it and take in the amazing craftsmanship. No picture will do justice to this grand place. You must go with a guy to explain all the details of the place so you learn about it. also you get an amazing view of Cairo is speechless. A must... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

though the mosque was under construction when i visited, i have nothing bad to say. the mosque is beautiful, the view of the city is pretty fantastic (even in spite of the smog!). i can't decide if i liked the ornately carved window screens, the floating lanterns or the fact that my grandmother had visited the same mosque 40-50 years... More

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Gilmorton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited in between pray time. Original Rugs. Do make sure you're suitable dressed. I wore trousers and a tea shirt, though I didn't cover my head. OK to take pictures. I went with a tour guide so got the low down on the history.

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Well worth a visit. Is well maintained and lots to see. The only downside was being approached by a woman we were told was a guide, who charged an extortionate amount of money and turned out to be not an official guide but an unemployed Egyptologist who was trying to pick up business. Egyptian authorities - employ official guides who... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We made a trip here as part of our day trip to Cairo, it was the first time my husband and I had ever been in a mosque and it was really nice to see, we even saw a couple of people praying while we were in which was a nice experience but I did think it was rather rude... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

great architecture, peaceful, welcoming to tourists, definately worth visiting the islamic quarter of cairo

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing... Full of old scents... U just enter and the amazing environment & architecture will blow ur mind...

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it is one of the best and ancient attraction in Egypt built by Mohamed Ali,( Turkish ) it contains big Mosque, museum for the old weapons used during that period, some of the persons, you also can see statues, and you have a very nice view of Egypt as it is located up hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

It is one of the places which full of history and it's a magic. It deserves to be visted, don't hesitate and go to see the culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Worth visit. Mosque is very nice and its view from Al Azhar park is very good.Actually its a WAR Meausam. Reaching to location is bit tough else its worth to visit.

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