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Mohamed Ali Mosque

Address: Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #9 of 217 Attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in the Citadel, this mosque was built between 1824 and 1857...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a nice mosque with beautiful "lanterns" and stained glass inside. It's also nice to go inside, have a sit on the carpets and just relax, out of the city's hustle and traffic noise. If you're already in Cairo and have the time, definitely worth the visit even if for a few minutes!

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The art and architecture of this mosque is one that you must see in person in order to believe. It was definitely a high light of my trip. Women please dress religiously and culturally appropriate!

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Aldridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is well worth a visit. You will also see the tombs of the shah of Persia and king Farouk. There is no downside to this place.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The sheer size and history behind it is amazing. When you walk through it you obtain a greater understanding of the mosque and the role it has played through history. Definitely recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This lovely mosque set on hill reminded us of another sacred spot overlooking a great city: Montmartre. The view here over Cairo should not be missed, with even a distant view of the pyramids. We talked with the ladies at the desk in the mosque about Islam, and felt we were in a friendly, welcoming place. A nice break from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was very impressed by the size, the style and the architecture of this beautiful mosque. Do take an hour to stroll through the different parts inside and out. sit and ponder life and relax. The atmosphere is calming and quiet especially compared to the near panic and noise of the surrounding Cairo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

this was my favourite cairo tour. the labyrinth of christian churches where mary and child hid to thefabulous mohamad ali mosque. old cairo with its bustling sugar cane shops , the donkeys going about there business to the "moving" mountain makes for a fabulous excersion. highly recommended but again pay extra and take a knowlegible guide, you will get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Its a must visit while i Cairo! Its on the outskirts of the city so traffic will always be a problem to consider. It always very busy but a visit its a must. Its very big and people feel very relaxed. You need to take your shoes off, so bring easy on/off shoes.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The mosque is exquisite. Feels spiritual too. Was a highlight on my trip. You also have a view of cairo and can see the pyramids in the distance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Te breath taking building is combination of hill top mosque and building having withstood the centuries of time. The place is kind of a old age view point of the city as well. The design is unique and wonderful piece of architectural work.

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