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Reviewed December 28, 2016

After visiting Sultan Hassan, walk across the street to Al-Rifa'i Mosques. They really are that close together! In some ways this mosque reminded us of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Which makes sense as it was the same architect. Don't forget to go on the...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2016

Beautiful mosque with lots islamic art and history, The mosque also features a burials section where many of the Egyptian Royals are buried and a special room holding the burial Site of the Last Iranian Shah.

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Reviewed October 19, 2016

Also rifai mosque is near to the citadel only 10 minutes walking from there. It's nice to see it and to make the difference between the Art's

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

The huge mosque built to accommodate the the members of the former royal after after their death. A wonderful architectural piece of art that combines both Islamic and Classical European Styles. Visiting the tombs of the members of the royal family as well as the...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice and old mosque. There is a special section with the tombs of the recent kings of Egypt. Beautiful marble and a special atmosphere.

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Reviewed August 17, 2016

Vaulted divans, marble marble marble, beautiful painting, mashrabiyyas and cast screens everywhere. The mosque narrows and then your path gives way to huge, stunning rooms. Definitely don't miss this if you're near the Citadel, Ibn Tulun, and especially right next door at Sultan Hasan.

Thank Ian R
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

Built in late 19th century, the mosque was meant to be the burial place of the royal family. The building is located next to Sultan Hassan Mosque and is equally beautiful. The mosque also contains the tombs of King Farouk, his ancestors as well as...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and big mosque . Malek faroogh - ahmad rifai's shrine is there . Specially shah of Iran is there and this is very important for Iranian people .

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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The workmanship and artistry of this mosque - stonework, inlay, woodwork - is not to be believed. It is beautiful and contains a lot of important tombs. Sultan Hassan was my favorite - but Al Rifai is beautiful, and important for many political and historical...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2016

This was the most fasinating Mosque I had ever visited, it was full of wonderful paintings and carvings. Also contains the tomb of the Shar of Iran, wonderful.

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Yes it is open to the public but I do not know the opening hours. I have no information about the ceremony.
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