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Mohamed Ali Mosque

Address: Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #6 of 144 Attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 618 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Located in the Citadel, this mosque was built between 1824 and 1857...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful mesmerizing. You wonder there are too many gigantic historical mosques in Cairo and that is why it is difficult to maintain. The outside could have been washed as you get closer you see lack of maintenance. The architecture appears to be inspired from great Blue Mosque Istanbul. Overall lovely view of the city including the rafii mosque. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I'm egyption and i will visit this mousqe soon and hope visit it with new people if any one will visit it in any time tell me

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The art is incredible, it is absolutely beautiful. One of the great sights in Egypt. Definitely worth spending some hours.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We went to the Citadel first thing in the morning prior to visiting the pyramids. Situated high up on a hill, the Al-Qalaa was made into a fortress in the late 12th century to protect against crusaders. The main draw is the Mosque of Mohamed Ali although there are several structures and museums on the grounds. The view of the... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I love this mosque because it is located in the CItadel which offers a great view of the old city as well as a relaxing place in this busy city.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a beatiful mosque which dominated the mountain lovely elegant mosque. Relatively needs some internal work as well. But a true historical building with a beatiful scenic view of Cairo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Is amazing place, beautiful details on architecture, need seriously to be wash! and more regulations specially when people enter to the mosque, is a holy place and in Islam women most cover to enter, you can see tours in and out without covering, I feel is disrespectful and security need to enforce rules,you practice the religion or not is just... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

situated in the highest part of Cairo. on the courtyard you can have a view of the city. must cover your arms when visiting, and no shorts. women must also cover themselves, and remove shoes when entering the mosque. Its quiet and pleasant inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

good bit of history but and I mean but you can't go inside the walls or the mosque, but it's on the way Sphinx and pyramids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I loved Mohamed Ali So much. Wish I can visit it again and again. So amazing architecture. Sultan Ahmed in Istanbul is just the same .

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