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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.
Citadel of Saladin, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+966 56 190 2395
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 29, 2009

The Citadel sits high on Maqqatem hills overlooking the entire city of Cairo, it makes a perfect place for taking photos of the city. The famous landmark is surrounded by many other buildings including the Al- Gawhara Palace , Mosque of Sulayman Pasha , National...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2015

This mosque was built in the early 19th century by Mohammad Ali Pasha. If you have seen the mosques in Istanbul, this is fairly similar to one of the typical mosques with an Ottoman design. In my opinion the interior of the mosques in Istanbul...More

2  Thank Mohammed S
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Interesting mosque. Beautiful interior and ceilings. Used by locals. Views outside of Cairo and the Pyramids in the distance.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Never been to a mosque 🕌 and definitely curious to see. The citadel was destroyed by the fire and probably it might a great palace however we could only see the ruins and visited the mosque

Thank jilldT7111RD
Reviewed 6 days ago

A huge mosque sitting on top of a hill overlooking Cairo. The views are great and the history behind the mosque is interesting. Be warned though that there is a long up hill walk so if you aren't fit, best to avoid, especially in the...More

Thank Fizzy1983_uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perched right on the top of the hill it is possible to get the most amazing view across Cairo from here and the Mosque is really interesting.

Thank Stephanie058
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful structure and amazing history behind it! Crazy to think this was built in the 1800s! This site is a must when visiting Egypt.

Thank GodsFavSon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place but it's much in need of renovation. Apparently international funding has been secured to restore the Citadel and the Palace which was damaged by fire some years ago. You can see the underlying beauty and it has the potential to...More

Thank StevefromNorthLakes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often compared to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul which is a little better in my opinion. Well worth a visit and for the Cairo views outside from the citadel walls. Do take the time to learn the story about the French clock tower.

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tremendously beautiful site shows you most beautiful mosque in Egypt and great citadel of saladin and wide view to cairo from moqattam mountain

Thank mayorofguidance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning Stunning. Beautiful Landmark. Looks like it's sitting on a cliff. Hope to visit this Mosque again in the near future

Thank bestcampingtours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful mosque definitely it is worth visiting. You should spend at least 2 hours. We really enjoyed our visit

Thank Mariana M
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