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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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Citadel of Saladin, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is nice to visit during the day time. There is very limited parking, so try to use a taxi or Uber. The mosque was built more than 150 years ago and it includes the tomb of Mohamed Ali who is the father of modern...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShereenGhobrial
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is an ancient man selling show covers for 10 Egyptian pounds, about 50cents; and worth it; because the floors are ice cold for bare feet. The guide said that Muslims still come here to pray, but we did not see anyone except tourists taking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travelerdarlene
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This mosque is absolutely beautiful and it is so large setting up pi looking over Cairo. I had visited before but each time find new things of interest..

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very beautiful building, but very poorly maintained . It need lot of attention . I really do not understand, how they can keep this beautiful building with out even dusting it. But, a wonderful piece of artmanship. I would recommend people to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rooplee D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Site is beautiful with gardens including topiaries with islamic characters. Able to dress up in several historic costumes to have your photo taken on the Citadel near the mosque.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bernadette D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the mosque is similar to the mosques that are located in Istanbul.The mosque inside is amazing in its design.The windows are colored so they would give colors for the mosque when the sun shines on it.But I wish if they can wash the exterior walls.Eventhough...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 842amania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful structure. Lots of foot traffic. I’m worried about the upkeep of the interior though. Don’t let this ancient beauty get too far gone. I’m sorry they have used some kind of halogen lighting rather than incandescent bulbs in the interior lights as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ArcherKelly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly impressive. An amazing location and our guide was truly helpful in explaining the significance of this mosque. Understanding other religions is so important to our future.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MattSimiskey
Reviewed 1 week ago

An imposing structure, but truly awesome and beautiful. The interior is spiritual and peaceful. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This mosque is typical of any mosque if you've ever been to one, although it is not as large or stately as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Of course you will be required to remove your shoes, or buy shoe covers from the guys at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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