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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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beautiful architecture

a replica of the grand mosque in Istanbul, the Mohd. Ali mosque is beautifully situated at the Citadel with expanse views of Cairo. The islamic architecture is beautiful, the... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2015
Gayatri G
New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

a replica of the grand mosque in Istanbul, the Mohd. Ali mosque is beautifully situated at the Citadel with expanse views of Cairo. The islamic architecture is beautiful, the place is well maintained and clean

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Clean place but you will pay 5 LE per pair of plastic sleeves to wear over your shoes before entering the holy mosque. Also be sure to have a long scarf for covering your shoulders and bust if you are wearing a top with straps or without sleeves. Sleeves to the elbows are fine.

1 Thank Carrie S
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

A visit to the citadel is worth your time. I went in a very hot day in August, but I enjoyed it. The two mosques are very nice, the little museum of police is worth a quick pike.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2015

One of the main attractions in Cairo - Mohamed Ali mosques is a beautiful building and when seen at night - it is quite impressive with the lights as it is set up on a hill. Well worth visiting. Recommended!

1 Thank Ibadanboy
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed September 21, 2015

We visited here early in the morning to beat the crowds and it was a good idea. Our guide explained the significance of the mosque and the various areas. He was gracious enough to explain the prayer ritual before excusing himself to go to his morning prayers. Inside the mosque is breath taking from the floor to the ornate ceiling.... More 

1 Thank TwoMen A
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed September 17, 2015

Mohamed ali Mosques one of the oldest and biggest Mosques in Old Cairo its locate in the highest place at cairo you can enjoy the fresh air in the hot summers days

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

Muhamed Ali Mosque somehow reminded me about the Hagia Sophia temple from Istanbul. From Citadel you can have a wonderful view to Cairo. Also architecture of the mosque is amazing and its really worth to visit the place.

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Reviewed September 15, 2015

This really had the Wow factor. Again Memphis Tours delivered a unforgettable tour of history and architecture and arts. With a view that is grand.

Thank Kellie W
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

The place is perfect but the government didn't care about this historical place! very dirty walls, rust on all steel items. Buyers all around forcing you to buy silly items, policeman also asking bribe to allow you to take pictures for the Castle jail.

1 Thank Navigator2004
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

beautiful mosque ..from outside as well as from inside.with glissening domes and towering minarets its magnificient.

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