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Mohamed Ali Mosque

Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #8 of 151 attractions in Cairo
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I have visited Cairo in January 2014 and the Mohamed Ali Mosque was really exceptional. It is on a small hill called Citadel, and apart from the Mosque there are several other buildings too. You have a really nice view to Cairo from here too. If you are in Cairo the pyramids are a must, but make sure you do... More

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Hartsville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

As a Christian, I'm always intrigued by mosques and their surroundings. I find the structures and the people inside always very humbling. I'm always amazed at what mankind will do for God and I'm alway so impressed at the devotion of the people. Whether in Instanbul, Abu Dhabi, Mombasa or anywhere in the Islamic parts of the world that I... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

There is a good view of the city from this Mosque and the Mosque itself is a great photo opportunity.

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Cairo, Egypt
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Mohamed Ali Mosque is located within the walls of Cairo Citadel, an impressive fortification on a hilltop overlooking the city. History unfolded here as the Ottomans and Turks built mosques on this site but the Mohamed Ali Mosque is the largest and grandest of the three. The marble courtyard, with its ornate window screens and column supported arches is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Gorgeous, spacious, feel the ancient history, glory of Islamic architecture. Statutes, arts, gigantic walls, military museum and some oriental festivals too.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Mohamed Ali mosque situated on the summit of the citadel is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions, it was established by Mohamed Ali Pasha in year 1830 AD and took them 18 years to built it. An Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century. You can see Cairo a panoramic view.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

The outside is not spectacular and the interior is about the same. The size is impressive but overall it is not worth more than 3 out of 5.

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Noosa, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is Cairo's main Mosque. Not beautiful like the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, but very interesting and unique to Egypt.

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Cairo is a city of Mosques, and to leave without visiting one is to leave incomplete. Based on a few that I have visited, I think this is the biggest and most spectacular. It is easy to get to, and there are several people on site who will show you around for a fee. Be ready for the haggling and... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Take photos for good memories .. Highly recommended Al Hakim b amr Allah mosque .. You will feel calm and unforgettable happiness in your heart there! :D

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