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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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Private Half-Day Tour to the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque
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Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili

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We went early in the day and had a great tour around. Very well organized and safe as I was travelling alone with my daughter and sister.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We went early in the day and had a great tour around. Very well organized and safe as I was travelling alone with my daughter and sister.

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Egypt's most beautiful mosque. Take some time to look up at the ceiling and check out the amazing artwork. It can smell a little in the heart because of everyone's shoe being off. The view outside of Cairo is also worth a look.

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This is a must see if you ever visit Cairo. It sits behind the Citadel, and overlooks Cairo. The views are beyond beautiful inside and out.

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The mosque's size from inside is amazing with all the lights and design of the ceiling.. simply stunning.

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It is a great trip to visit the mosque and the whole citadel area , it is rich and full of details and great views to the city You can easily spend 2-3 hours there in total seeing the mosques, palace and walking around the fortress.

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Chances are, if you are with a tour group, you will be taken to this mosque located in the Citadel, the old part of Cairo. The citadel dates back to the 12th Century with Saladin’s conquest of Cairo and subsequent fortress building. It continued to be the central core of government during later Mamluk control and finally Ottoman rule. Egyptians... More 

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I enjoyed this stop on our tour. The architecture is beautiful and the history behind it is intriguing. Also, on our way there our tour guide offered a lot of info about the surrounding area.

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The mosque itself looks like a replica of Sultanahmed of Istanbul with two missing minarets. However it is interesting to learn about the history and watch the panorama of Cairo.

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A great mosque, high on the hill of Cairo. Make sure you go to see it. Not as fabulous as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, but still worth the visit. Get a car and driver from your hotel. It's very inexpensive and he will wait for you. We were the only tourist there..only Egyptians were visiting and not many.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mohamed Ali Mosque is also known as the Alabaster Mosque and is situated in the Citadel of Salah al-Din. You will need to take off your shoes or buy shoe covers for 5 EGP before entering the interior of the mosque. It’s quite spacious inside and the floor is carpeted. Do look up to see the artwork on the domed... More 

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