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The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque, which has been the center of Islamic scholarship since 975 AD.
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El Hossein Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Al-Azhar Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Cairo and famed for its university known to be amongst the authorities on Sunni theology and Islamic law. The mosque has a large courtyard surrounded by arcades on three sides, one of which is the main...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 7 September 2019

Wow, just amazing work and on top of all, its so peaceful. There are even some pigeons that fly over the mosque as the place is well known for raising pigeons by the householders. A unique spiritual experience on the soul and on the eye.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LeoRobinson77
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

Beautifully constructed in the centre of Cairo. This Mosque is steeped in history, the original site of the renowned university that is now over 1,000 years old, that is the base of Islamic jurisprudence. It is a must see and for Muslims well worth offering...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 June 2019

Only saw it from the opposite side of the road. Best for photography in the late evening or early morning.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 374hassan
Reviewed 5 June 2019

A must visit. A beautiful mosque both inside and out with incredible views across Cairo. The interior of the mosque is large and lavish .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karin W
Reviewed 30 May 2019

This nicely renovated mosque has lost some of its atmosphere due to heavy renovation which makes it look much too new. A pity because the archictecture is awesome

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank FrenchTraveller001
Reviewed 7 May 2019

All the mosque around here is big and nice. The mosque is always clean except the bathroom not so as expected

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank arnoldahmed
Reviewed 1 May 2019

Loved checking out this mosque. Be aware that they require women to wear skirts (they will provide if you do not have).

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 751ericaw
Reviewed 27 April 2019

Lovely mosque and remarkable views next to the Citadel in Cairo. Obviously be cognizant of prayer times as they won't let you in during said time.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Christopher V
Reviewed 17 April 2019

Al-Azhar mosque was established shortly after the Shia Fatimid caliphs conquered Egypt in 969 and founded their new capital, Cairo, in it. It was its main mosque, and it was associated with a school (medresa) being a centre of Isma'ili Shia learning and propaganda. It...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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We went with a private guide so I don't know exactly what the rules are. It's an amazing place and worth finding out so you can go. Our videos from Egypt start to go on our YouTube page on Oct. 1 search for DOUGandNIKI and... More
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