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Mohamed Ali Mosque

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Address: Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, 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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Happy memories came flooding back from school history lessons. Our guide Shereif helped us understand the history behind all that has gone on and around here. It made it all come... read more

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Happy memories came flooding back from school history lessons. Our guide Shereif helped us understand the history behind all that has gone on and around here. It made it all come alive for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was an amazi g trip to this mosque. Inside the mosque is the tomb od Mohamed Ali. The decor from wall to ceilings g was wow. It shivered me with the feelings Of the past and the peace inside was something to experience. If i am not mistaked we were told that Jesus and Mary were there during their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is located on a high plateau, you see the entire city of Cairo from here. The inside of the mosque is amazing. Woman don't need to cover their hair as other mosques I have visited outside Egypt. Lots of traffic to get here.Make someone drive you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The entire citadel is one magnificent structure. Made up of different buildings in the fortress enclosure. The Mohammed Ali mosque is and outstanding piece of architecture with it's magnificent chandelier. Also in the fortress is a mosque that dates back to about 1100 ad and still functions. There is a military museum , a police museum and also there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mosque look magnificent even if the carpet need to clean but the hole view is breathtaking .the view out side is stunning .unfortunately most sections were closed for maintenance. This place is applying pleasure for historical lover .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this Mosque upon my arrival into Egypt and enroute to my hotel. This Mosque is beautiful and easily seen from the highways and is located within the Citadel of Egypt; the Mohamed Ali Mosque is known for the alabastered covered exterior and inside walls. It was at the peak of the morning so it was not crowded at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history is very interesting and rich, the architecture is magical ! Very friendly place which is suitable for families with children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting this Mosque was fantastic . Thankyou to Memphis Tours for organising a great day being able to visit the mosque and see how beautiful it is We had a fantastic guide Sherif who was so knowledgeable about this Mosque

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before going either look up the history or get a local guide to truly appreciate it. The citadel was built in the 12th century to protect against Crusaders and the mosque was built in the 19th century to replicate the Turkish blue mosque by Muhammad Ali, the father of modern Egypt. Its so beautiful. Be ready to take your shoes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly the place is run down, but you should visit. you will see some great architecture, and if you ever visited Istanbul you will see the resemblance. You will have an amazing view to old cairo, you can see Giza pyramids and saqarra pyramids if the pollution is not massive ..... you will need at least 2.5 hours to visit,... More 

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