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Mohamed Ali Mosque

Address: Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili
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Ranked #9 of 146 Attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The Citadel is worth a visit, so you're going to visit this mosque. After seeing so many mosques, they have all started to look the same to me unfortunately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque ,Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century .This great mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

and most historical mosques in all of Cairo. Crowded during prayers, it is impressive. a must for history buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

So large area in side Mosque marble and wall is keep age of Mosque, is high view heritage of the castle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

An important islamic icon in cairo. Old by full meaning. Must seen when you visit egypt, place is much secured by police so no worries of any thing same as the whole tourist attractions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A must see site. Very impressive and is beautiful. As any tour in Egypt, best time to visit is between Octoer & February. Stay away from Egypy in August - September.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I been there in my last trip to egypt, it's located in place call it old egypt or masir el kademah as around the place there is old very old buildings and near to Al mukkatum mountain and close to Salah el din citadel it's great place to visit but don't walk around outside in area near to building as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a beautiful mosque at Citadel (built by Saladin). It is a good example of the Islamic architecture. You also have a nice view from Cairo from there. I visit during the morning and it was very quiet. You can also find some books about Islamic religion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beside the Moqattam hill lies the castle of Saladin, and in the heart of this great castle exists one of the most beautiful historic mosques in the world, built by Mohamed Aly the founder of modern Egypt. You must visit this place :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had a lovely time visiting the Catidel and of course this mosque is a must see, its nice to look in but very croweded. It is amazing to see a place which was built so many years ago which is built so well to this day! Just outside from this mosque has the most amazing view over the whole of... More

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