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Mosque of Al-Azhar

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Address: El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt

The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque,...

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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It was a very prestigious feeling to visit this oldest university in the world. The mosque is undergoing restoration.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Al Azhar's university having moved to new quarters, the historic mosque is open but being renovated as of 3/17.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very prestigious feeling to visit this oldest university in the world. The mosque is undergoing restoration.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the old Cairo city and opposite of khan-al-khalili. Big mosque with lots of history within it. Woman should wear muslin suit to enter the mosque. But we can not explore the full because of renovation work.

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South Amboy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a really big mosque with beautiful ground and drawings. Once you are in they separate women from men and take shoes off. They have different entrances inside they meet, sometimes they give few minutes of history, not needed because inside there is a big frame explaining the historic and value of this place. My friend didn't like the unclean... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the most important mosques in Cairo, carrying lost of history and is located in the Islamic Cairo. Must be seen place.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Will be fascinated by how amazing and spiritual this place is, very nice and huge mosque the art and construction will leave you woowed

Thank Mariam T
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

its a big nice masjid. located near hossain masjid. it has also a verrsity. u can see it along with islamic cairo.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

One of the earliest surviving mosques in the city. Could admire it from the outside only as it is closed for renovation. While it has an impressive exterior, it took little time to see it and could be given a miss.

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

In order to understand Cairo history, you must visit this mosque. Building is very impressive and has a lot of corners which are very interesting. One of the memorable place which should not be missed.

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Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

- Best religious place to visit in Cairo egypt . - Full of people all over the world . - fantastic place to take photographs . - many restaurants around the area.

Thank Saadshama

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