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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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Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili

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A beautiful mosque

Well worth a visit, beautiful inside and out. Great photo opportunities. Our guide sat us down inside and explained who Mohamed Ali actually was and what he did for Cairo and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, beautiful inside and out. Great photo opportunities. Our guide sat us down inside and explained who Mohamed Ali actually was and what he did for Cairo and Egypt. It is wth having a guide as you get so much more from the visit.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A Mosque built on the Ottoman-style Aya Sofia mosque in Istanbul, built by Muhammad Ali Pasha inside the Citadel of Saladin in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, between the period 1848 to 1830

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This mosque is modelled on the blue mosque in Istanbul and though very fine it doesn't compare with the Blue Mosque.the alabaster is very dirty as are the tin domes. The central courtyard and fountain are lovely . There is a clock here which was a gift from the French which has never worked.inside is more impressive and the domes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

if you are ever in Cairo you must stop in and enjoy this lovely site. Went with some of my Egyptian friends and really had a memorable visit.

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Saladin Citadel was very nice for an overview of the city. The broken clock from France was interesting ( in exchange for Luxor Temple's obelisk), the fountain and the Mosque were worth seeing. A good place to start your day!

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We only travelled around the outside of the mosque, but even that made for some beautiful photos, especially at night, when it is lit up in attractive blue light.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This would have to be the best example of a mosque we have seen. However, in saying that our experiences are limited as we do not regularly visit mosques. The interior and roof are spectacular as was its history. The clock tower outside, a gift from France that has never worked, seems a poor swap for an Obelisk from Luxor... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is one of those things that you have to visit in Cairo. As I am not a Muslim I may not have appreciated it as much. Still the architecture and the decorations inside was beautiful.

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Conger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This Mosque is really beautiful and has a great view. I had a private guide bring me through it. You must remove your shoes before entering. Rich in history.

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Riverdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This should be on your list of places to see when touring Cairo. Beautiful interior decor and grand exterior facade. Standard rules apply when visiting the mosque and woman must bring appropriate attire. Having a guide explain the history will make the trip more memorable.

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