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Mohamed Ali Mosque

Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #10 of 156 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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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Large with beautiful painted dome ceiling. Must remove shoes before entering. Try and dress modest as it is a Mosque that is still used today. Mohamed Ali also has his tomb in the mosque.

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Bowral, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was part of a day tour we took in was very quiet and we felt very safe. It was nice to go into another religious place of worship and compare what it to Christian ways. Very enlightening.

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Miami, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Mohamed Ali ( not the boxer ) mosque was a very peaceful, beautiful place to visit. I went with my family. The women have to cover their heads, everyone must remove their shoes and no shorts or shoulders showing. Other than that, it is a very spiritual place, beautiful and a great site for pictures. you can also get... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Mohamed Ali mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in Cairo . It's similar to the blue mosque at Istanbul and they said that mohamed Ali used some rocks from pyramids area during its construction. You will feal peace and relax inside. Mohamed Ali mosque is locate inside Saladine castle which is also contain another old mosque and 2... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited last May with a private guide. It is an impressive building as you approach. I walked around a lot of the city with my guide but this mosque is in a deprived area so be careful. Inside was cavernous - lovely domed ceiling. Lovely ornate classical decoration. Sat down for a while on the carpet and took in the... More

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Hamar, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This Mosque is big and it was my frist visit to a Mosque .I felt welcome in this peaseful place and it was nice to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Always wonder how mohamed Ali pacha thought about it when he wanted to build it amazing place to go to and check it out Helpful if u have tour guide to explain all the amazing treasure there

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Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

the mosque is very old and historical and have islamic design witch is very attractive and the place outside the mosque is very wonderful

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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