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Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi

Anfushi | Old Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #8 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
123 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Its a really nice and quiet place, the building was just gorgeous inside and out and its just nice to see how other religions live and where they pray

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Alexandria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I've seen many beautiful buildings in and around Alexandria, but this huge mosque is stunning. Speak an unknown language and you won't be hassled. Go inside and see the beauty.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

If you go, certain someone will appoint themselves as the honorary guide and will demand money from you, which is disappointing at a religious site such as this. It's definitely worth the trip to see the ornate domes and beautiful architecture, but make sure to ignore those who are quick to exploit your presence.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The Mosque was stunning, the carpets, chandeliers, the architecture and the ambience was beautiful. I felt guilty visiting whilst people were praying. But I was glad I did!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Wonderful spirtiual place to visit, people over there are very friendly and helpful to show you around and to explain the history of the area

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Matara, Sri Lanka
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

this is also an important place to see. it is very large and awesome it is better to maintain those places for future generation to understand what ancient people have done.

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Canada, Quebec , Montreal
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Masjid (Mosque in Arabic) of Abu Al Abbas Al Mursi is Alexandria's largest Mosque and one of the most important Islamic monuments. The eight monolithic granite columns, the colonnade of elongated arches and the beautiful marble floor make you witness the greatness ofthe architecture of the Islamic and Egyptian Civilisation.

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The mosque was breath taking so beautiful, the art and workmanship was unbelieveable; you were given a bag to put your shoes in and the men had to wear a hat; ladies had to cover up neck, arms, legs, women and men pray separate. I liked that we were allow to see what a mosque look like and learn a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

As a christian, it is interesting to go inside a mosque and find the spartan amenities with just carpets covering the floor. Our guide Mohamed pointed where the faithful has to face during prayer that is towards Mecca.

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Torino (italy)
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

simply wonderful place, really impressive. Interior and exterior. Imam very kind and dispose to speak

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