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Mosque of Al-Azhar

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Address: El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
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The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque,...

The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque, which has been the center of Islamic scholarship since 975 AD.

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Alazhar , place for history

- Best religious place to visit in Cairo egypt . - Full of people all over the world . - fantastic place to take photographs . - many restaurants around the area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

- Best religious place to visit in Cairo egypt . - Full of people all over the world . - fantastic place to take photographs . - many restaurants around the area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would give this a miss, i was totally disappointed not being able to admire and appreciate the beauty of this mosque. Its totally under renovation, so very little to see here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Second time of attending, believe it is having renovation, but massive, very interesting, a must see as part of history and culture of the Great Arab builders of Cairo, and of course I have met the Sheikh himself, long time ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Although the building is relatively new (100 years old) the mosque is known for being the oldest islamic school in the world. The mosque is currently under restorations but it is still open for visitors and prayers

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Qaha city,Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

The oldest University in Egypt was in AL-AZHAR mosque, the mosque is under reconstruction and renovation works. The design of the mosque is great with stunning decorations everywhere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a must see as the Mosque of Al Azhar is a world historic site on so many levels. Put this one on your bucket list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Although a vast part of the mosque has been cordoned off for restoration, it was still a very good visit to a place that has been known for center of knowledge in Egypt

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Even though the place was under renovation, you can walk around and see the beautiful architecture of the time period, inside of the mosque is peaceful and good for having a quiet contemplation away from the bustle of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

he is the center of all cultures and civilizations in the world. the mosque is located exactly at the al-Azhar complex which is famous as the oldest university in the world. in this mosque did many of my friends who memorize the Koran. I myself never bored in this mosque. in every corner of the mosque we will find that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

The building was under renovation at the time but it was still very beautiful. You can get to Al Moaez st. nearby to enjoy being in the charming ancient Islamic Cairo .

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