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Mohamed Ali Mosque

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Address: Citadel of Saladin, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Located in the Citadel, this mosque was built between 1824 and 1857 in the...

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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Very imposing position

The modque is in a very imposing position on a hilltop, inside the mosque the ceiling is very imrpessive, made up od a series of half domes, each of which are decorated. On top of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Eilat, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have been to mosques in Turkey, like the Blue mosque for example, this one will be a big let down. The only worthy thing to visit there are the other museums, like the police museum with some really interesting/weird displays, even though very small in size in general. The most surprising thing is that you need to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The modque is in a very imposing position on a hilltop, inside the mosque the ceiling is very imrpessive, made up od a series of half domes, each of which are decorated. On top of the half domes is full dome which is also decorated. The mosque is set with the walls of the Citadel, which is walled fort dating... More 

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Giza Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this place enjoy remarkable spirit of ancient Islamic Egypt. Architecture of Mosque and Salah Eldin citadel is amazing and it can be considered as a little museum of Egypt by early 20th century. the overview of Islamic Cairo is more than stunning and charming. I believe this place is more fun for winter visits rather than summer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a traditional Turkish architecture mosque. Beautiful dombs, symbolic pencil minarets, interior design & calligraphy all were marvellous.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, it was fantastic. Thanks To Ibrahim my family members with a disability did not have to walk. The car was driven up to the entrance. Which made it a worthwhile trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mohamed Ali mosque is a great place. The mosque is made of of alabaster and I've never seen it look that colour before. Due to the sand and weather it's a strange colour which makes it really unique. It's modelled after the blue Mosque in Istanbul but on a smaller scale of course. If you enjoyed that, then you'll... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beauty inside this place Great for many picture and a nice stroll History Soo many details in this place Bring water and a scarf for the ladies

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As Egyptians we called it the castle, Sultan Mohamed Ali built it and live in it when he was ruling Egypt. It is surrounded by high fence, very well secured and you must see it if you are transmitting in Cairo for +6 hours, it will take an hour from airport and one hour back to the airport. A taxi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When u vist cairo u should vist this mosque cuz its so amazing and in shape looks like same mosque that u saw sultan ahamad in istanabul

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of colors, lights are amazingly setup and several areas to visit their like the citadel, mosque and big fence. Also the place hold lots of historical evens so make sure you get to know it.

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