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Mohamed Ali Mosque

Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #6 of 155 attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We visited this mosque after the Egyptian museum tour which didn't last for so long, the mosque is really huge and had been built with a fantastic decorations.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went here as part of a day trip to the pyramids. Its a very fascinating place with some brilliant views over Cairo. Well worth the visit whilst there, its not something you see everyday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

i enjoyed it a lot it was a great tour in the mosque and around it, i specially enjoyed the out hall of the mosque it feels quiet and peaceful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Never go alone there and better to be with a tour guide , it is one or maybe the only mosque you can visit in Cairo , and it look like he blue mosque in Istanbul , it is near poor place so take care to go alone there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This mosque is stunning! From the outside you can get a great view of the city. The inside displays beautiful architecture and you can also see Muhammad Ali's grave.

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Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had never been to a mosque so I didn't know what to expect. It was really pretty inside and lots and lots and lots of schoolchildren everywhere. The schoolchildren kept asking our names and telling us hello. It was fun day,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It's also called the Alabaster Mosque and the colour of ageing alabaster is visible. It is a large compound and fairly maintained. The only bother may be the presence of a multitude of inquisitive security guards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Keep an open mind and learn more about another religion other than yours, you learn a lot more about Islam and fall in love for the history of this mosque..and you also get a nice view of the city of Cairo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I have been to Mosques before, but when I visited in 2008 it was like a whole new world opening up before me.You must adhere to the conditions of entrance. Pay attention to the details spoken about by the guide and admire the architecture and enjoy the peace and quiet in this Holy place.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A must see if your visiting cairo. Views over cairo are amazing Small charge of 5 eygptian pounds if you dont have the the correct attire

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