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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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Al Abageyah | Qism El-Khalifa, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

- very nice place for historical photography - only open up to 4 pm , so it’s terrible to visit during noon and after noon hot climate .

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Saadshama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing mosque and great view. Takes some walking to reach it. Definitely worth seeing! Free information about Islam in different languages if you want it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LeoRobinson77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Indulge yourself Into a completely different culture and religion this Mosque is absolutely stunning and rather breathtaking it has incredible views over Cairo and is filled with beautiful carpets and is Islamic architecture

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Jemi W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical place that you must visit. Try to go by Uber because you will park so far away from the entrance. Don’t forget to wear a hat and remember to buy tickets for the golf cars too. Some places need good maintenance like the mosque’s...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank karimzohdy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mosque at the Cairo Citadel was build in 1820s and is modeled after the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. The mosque was built by Muhammad Ali (not the boxer that pops up in your mind when the name is said). A lovely courtyard and interior.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Mosque is located inside the Cairo Citadel. The architecture is quiet magnificent and it was clean and well maintained, although it was disappointing that some of the locals just come here to hang out as large groups having a picnic. From it you can...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank 8SAB8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great architecture enclosed in the walls of the Citadel. Great views of Islamic Cairo. Really liked it. The inside chandelier is huge. Worth seeing on a visit to Cairo. There is a police and military museum close by.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rstp99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This mosque is beautiful. it's a cool quick stop to see it and the citadel as well. Mohammed Ali's tomb is inside which is interesting.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ciarra823
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Egypt many times and each time I get to see something else. Salaheddine's citadel is an extremely breathtaking example of dark ages architecture. It's constuction was started in 1176-1183 and it was completed in 1184. The Citadel was supposed to be the centerpiece of a wall...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank ChristianM364
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is like the Ottoman way of architecture One of the important monuments of Cairo Around it there are some museums

Date of experience: December 2018
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