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Mohamed Ali Mosque

Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #6 of 151 attractions in Cairo
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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Cairo, Egypt
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Mohamed Ali Mosque is located within the walls of Cairo Citadel, an impressive fortification on a hilltop overlooking the city. History unfolded here as the Ottomans and Turks built mosques on this site but the Mohamed Ali Mosque is the largest and grandest of the three. The marble courtyard, with its ornate window screens and column supported arches is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous, spacious, feel the ancient history, glory of Islamic architecture. Statutes, arts, gigantic walls, military museum and some oriental festivals too.

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Cairo, Egypt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Mohamed Ali mosque situated on the summit of the citadel is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions, it was established by Mohamed Ali Pasha in year 1830 AD and took them 18 years to built it. An Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century. You can see Cairo a panoramic view.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

The outside is not spectacular and the interior is about the same. The size is impressive but overall it is not worth more than 3 out of 5.

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Noosa, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is Cairo's main Mosque. Not beautiful like the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, but very interesting and unique to Egypt.

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Cairo is a city of Mosques, and to leave without visiting one is to leave incomplete. Based on a few that I have visited, I think this is the biggest and most spectacular. It is easy to get to, and there are several people on site who will show you around for a fee. Be ready for the haggling and... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Take photos for good memories .. Highly recommended Al Hakim b amr Allah mosque .. You will feel calm and unforgettable happiness in your heart there! :D

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Not only are you given a wonderfully fantastic view of the entire city from it surroundings. The inside is truly spectacular. Once you take your shoes off you are allowed to walk around and count the hundreds of globe lights glittering across the room like stars. And them you come to the ancient remains of Mohamed Ali and you feel... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Mohamed Ali Pasha, the founder of modern Egyptian state built Cairo Citadel & Mohamed Ali Mosque showing the glory of his era, they were built on the top of the highest hill overlooking Mukattam hills & old Cairo. When I entered the Mosque I thought I am in Hagia Sofia of Istanbul which i visited earlier! Then the guide affirmed... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Nice to see some of the exhibits, but it is a dirty, old and disorganized museum with decaying exhibits. I hope the new museum will be built in time to save some of them.

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