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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 Guided Walking Tour of the Islamic Quarter of Cairo
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Private Half-Day tour to Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque in Cairo with Lunch
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Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili

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Grand architecture to explore

This is a great Mosque with beautiful architecture and grandeur. Short walk from parking lot, this place is a religious site and open to tourists.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great Mosque with beautiful architecture and grandeur. Short walk from parking lot, this place is a religious site and open to tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it summarizes the evolution of new Egypt. Most impressive Islamic Art and architecture. It is vastly large and worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Mohamed Ali Mosque in Cairo was not my first experience entering a Mosque; it was not even my first experience of visiting a mosque in Egypt, but it was my first experience visiting a mosque with a Muslim. As a non-Muslim, visiting previous mosques in travel I got to 'see' the interiors but had little understanding of the use... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely building and grounds. it was built to rival the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, but falls short of that. the non-working clock tower and huge chandelier, both gifts from France, provide an interesting back-story to the mosque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool mosque that non-Muslims can visit. Definitely great to experience the inside of a different religion's house of worship!

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the main islamic monuments in Medieval Cairo. It combines both Cairene and Ottoman architecture.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Historical mosque with Ottoman architecture is famous landmark of Cairo and part of the Cairo Citadel. Mosque is is still opened for prayers.

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place, huge monument with a lot of history. Beautiful garden outside and a beautiful view of Cairo. You can take good pictures at the sunset...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must visit and see! Before study or read about it , google it...or find a book! After knowing the history behind, go and visit! It is impressive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was recommended to visit this place. The location, the architecture, the look and feel were all amazing. It was hot outside but as soon as we stepped in there was like a breath of fresh air since the mosque was made out of stone. We were able to witness a ceremony inside too (which was gorgeous as well). Don't... More 

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