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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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In the citadel

One of a few mosques where women and men pray together. Very rich in fabrics and well worth adding to your tinerary,

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of a few mosques where women and men pray together. Very rich in fabrics and well worth adding to your tinerary,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Now I understand the history, I'm blown away, but even before this I was so impressed with the architecture and size of this mosque. Outside of seeing mummies & the pyramids, this must be very high up on your list of places to see - especially if you understand the magnificence of Saladin and his role in driving out the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architecture. Great to see such a historic place of worship that is still being used today.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Egypt known by the nickname land of a thousand towers. and among the very famous mosque is this mosque. location above and can be seen from anywhere. The mosque building walled or solid fence. architecture and design of the mosque is very unique and will bring us to the history of the triumph of the Muslims at that time. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting, make sure you find the story behind Mohamed Ali. IT is worth the time and trouble to get to this site

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This mosque took us back to a simpler time. We had just been in Dubai at the Grand Mosque which is a very palatial structure. In contrast, the was a place of worship which took you back in time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The uniqueness of design and the greatness of that place as a mosque and as a building It was a witness of historical events critical to the Egyptian and modern history made this place so important. Egypt placed this place on one on its coins. It is an outdoor activity please visit at at morning better than afternoon. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place goes back to the 11th century, with the construction of its fortress and the mosque was built in the 1800s. All built in marble and alabaster, with 2-meters-thick walls, the mosque is a must see in Cairo. Absolutely gorgeous! It's a bit far from the center and the neighborhood is not the most inviting, so I recommend tomtake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What more can be said! this place is unique! impressive and the architectural is stunning! the inside in gorgeous! similar to the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul Turkey! (from inside only) very peaceful to walk around! you must take your shoes when walking inside, but you can by some plastic covers for 10 pounds or so. not many gardens as many... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a number of times and is quite impressive, but due to the lack of tourism it has a feel of being neglected and run down.. Hope it's not left to decline more.

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