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Address: Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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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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Mohamed Ali Mosque is the first and won't be the last mosque I have visited. When entering the mosque I was overcome with how peaceful it felt. The interior is absolutely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Mohamed Ali Mosque is the first and won't be the last mosque I have visited. When entering the mosque I was overcome with how peaceful it felt. The interior is absolutely stunning, so much color and grandeur.

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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in Islamic culture. Avoid prayers time particularly on Friday noon. You can have lunch at Al-Azhar park near by.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the arts from turkish culture built in the middle of Cairo. The mosque lies in the famous citadel. Many museums are present which are free of charge. Make sure you don't forget your camera to capture some lovely photos

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jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

there are the islamic history in cairo and that's the important mosque of islamic art and you will see arts you will not find at anywhere else

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The mosque has an amazing architecture and has very high historical value. It is partly blue from the outside and has coloured windows. The stones are actually white but this is not visible because it is all dusty. The clocktower, which was a present, is also poorly maintained. A nice place to see yet it is disgraceful and even insulting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Breathtaking Architecture! One of my old time favorite places to see. Such beautiful ceilings and lovely atmosphere.

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Giza
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a must-see mosque for world travelers. It has a Turkish style and a majestic feel. Malcolm X himself prayed here when he visited Egypt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

An amazing building - in an equally amazing complex. A wonderful opportunity to visit a mosque ( especially for non-Muslims): the welcome is genuine and the internal space is stupendous

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a HUGE and beautiful place the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali is. In order to enter the mosque, women must wear a niqab and both men and women must take off their shoes. Owning a niqab is not necessary as they are provided at the door of the mosque. The mosque and the courtyard were both beautiful as there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you are intrested in history of Cairo,you must visit this place,beautiful mosque outstanding architecture outstanding domes open big court minarets,you must visit this place without prejudicial actitudes

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