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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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Magnificent. Must see.

Everything is breathtaking in this mosque, which houses the founder of modern Egypt. Hey, You can see the Sakkara and Giza pyramids from the court of the mosque!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Everything is breathtaking in this mosque, which houses the founder of modern Egypt. Hey, You can see the Sakkara and Giza pyramids from the court of the mosque!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Grand structure with open access. Great way to expose ones self to the Muslim structure of worship. Place is in good shape and has relatively easy access. Definitely worth a visit and a look around as well as rest and learn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

16-5-2015 : Another weekend means another photographic trip in Cairo, so today I looked for another nice spot in Cairo to visit, we chose the Citadel with the Mohamed Ali Mosque this time. From our home in Al Rehab it was about 45 minutes driving depending on the traffic so we left around noon to make it an afternoon trip,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was not particularly happy, the tour was to do the pyramids, the museum, etc. and we ended up here in a mosque. Yes it is a very, very big mosque, but I think it is a bit rude to take tourists to your religious place if its not on your schedule. However, I do not care what you say,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was a great experience to be at this location, you must take your shoes off and to wear in a decent way, and you will enjoy the beautiful building,and if you are lucky, you can hear the call to pray. I wish to go back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Mosque is one of two at the Citadel, and you see the beautifully carved tomb inside. The lights in the Mosque are amazing. If you are lucky, you will be there at a call to prayer. Be respectful, shoes must be removed, but please dont put them down on the carpet! You can take photos inside. They will cover... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You will need to cover your head and legs when you enter the mosque. It will always make you want to look up because the ceiling is very beuatiful. Bring your cameras because you are gonna need them and don't forget to ask about Saryat al Jabal mosque, it is the only real byzantine mosque in cairo and it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Built inside a castle...On a high hill.. The mosque stands in a majestic place where you can see all Cairo. The view is awesome and the mosque is inveterate... Despite the negligence, the mosque still looks nice from the inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Mohamed Ali Mosque is a very special place as it's build on high ground from which it's seen from far away and from which you can see most of Cairo's downtown + the Giza Plateau in a nice and clear day. I've seen no thugs, you can spend good time in the Mosque while besides it, in the Citadel... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

You can find the Islamic history spirit here. This great citadel with museums and mosque is a must see in Cairo.

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