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“A glimpse into Muslim Egypt”
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Mohamed Ali Mosque
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Private Guided Walking Tour of the Islamic Quarter of Cairo
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Private 6-Hour Tour to Alabaster Mosque and Hanging Church in Cairo
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Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili
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Owner description: Located in the Citadel, this mosque was built between 1824 and 1857 in the Ottoman style by Mohammad Ali Pasha, a ruler of Egypt.
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Its wWorth a visit to at least one mosque while in Egypt. This one is part of the Citadel and is quite beautiful. No shoes allowed, but women don't need to cover heads. Be sure to go to the roof of the Citadel and get a panoramic view of Cairo

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Bring a bag to put your shoes in to save a dollar from needing to buy those plastic slip on. The grounds have several trees trimmed to show the word Allah in Arabic. The palace is under renovation and was the site where a ruler beheaded a bunch of competitors when they came for a banquet.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The mosque of Mohamed Ali it is by far the most ornate of all the mosques I visited in Cairo. Its a good idea to just sit down on the carpeted floor and admire slowly the beautiful interior. In my opinion the decorations seem to have been inspired in part by the excesses of the French rococo. The entire Citadel is quite interesting and makes a good early morning destination. Go to the military museum last (if you are interested in military history and weapons) as this visit does take a bit of time.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

which you probably will, definitely check out Mohammad Ali's mosque. It's reminiscent of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, but nowhere near as big or as classy. Expect to find it packed with tourists. Both the interior and exterior are in great shape. The clock tower, which dominates the courtyard, was donated by the French some 150 years ago, has never worked. Personally, I thought the Qala'un Mosque (100 yards or so from the Mohammad Ali mosque) was

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

With a panoramic view of the city and the solemnity appropriate to any house of worship, it is a stunning piece of architecture. We wandered for hours!

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