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Address: Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
Description: 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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If you visit a single attraction in Islamic Cairo, this should be the one. Located inside the Citadel, you need to go inside and look up at the ceiling to appreciate the beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you visit a single attraction in Islamic Cairo, this should be the one. Located inside the Citadel, you need to go inside and look up at the ceiling to appreciate the beautiful design. Close by, and within the Citadel is the black-and-yellow marble structure created by An Nasir Muhammed in the 14th century

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The alabaster mosque is breathtaking on the outside and in, the mosque is steeped in history and beauty. Worth seeing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Besides the Egyptian museum, this was one of our favorites in Cairo. This mosque is a spectacle to behold. Beautiful, clean, not over crowded and the historical significance makes it a must. I will say we had a guide for all the Cairo sights and I highly recommend it, otherwise you can't put these places into the right perspective. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was included in the Pyramid day trip in ciro, No overly interested in religion but the building itself was beautiful and if you look carefully you can see the pyramids in the distance from the gardens here. Ladies have to cover legs and shoulders

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Not as grand as the mosque in Abu Dhabi or Istanbul although this one was built to mimick the Blue Mosque, but still beautiful. Ladies you will need your shoulders and arms covered but not your head. Everyone will take their shoes off to enter you can go barefoot or they will sell you some little sock/shoes. Once you walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Entrance to the Mohamed Ali Mosque was included in our tour of the old city of Cairo. I had never been inside a mosque before and I found it quite beautiful inside and out. The mosque is located on a hill and from the grounds outside there is a wonderful view of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It was really interesting to learn about this culture and to experience this historical site the views from the grounds are amazing, ladies make sure you cover up or will have to pay for a gown as some in our group had to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

A very nice place to visit and learn about history, as they say once you entered the palace u smell History. My kids had so much fun hearing and seeing things therr. Till now they remember that day and want to go again to see the palace of the man who did the Egyptian army and lots of things to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A really pretty mosque. Wish it was better maintained. The view of the Old City of Cairo from the Mosque is also great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

An amazingly built mosque with the finest architecture and details and colors... A master piece describing history on walls and ceilings... You will drop your mouth when you listen to the history of this creation... If you visit egypt consider this place as a list of things to do before you die!!!!

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Address: Address: Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

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