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Al Rifai Mosque

162 Reviews

Al Rifai Mosque

162 Reviews
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Check off three of Cairo’s most important ancient Egyptian sites in a day with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Start at Giza, home to the three Great Pyramids, the Valley Temple, and the majestic Sphinx. After a restaurant lunch, travel to Saqqara, an ancient cemetery known for Egypt’s first true pyramid. Finish with a visit to Memphis, city of the pharaohs who built these ancient tombs.
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Kazi Y wrote a review Mar. 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions62 helpful votes
Al-Rifa'i Mosque , Cairo was constructed in two phases over the period between 1869 and 1912 when it was finally completed. It is the Khedival Mausoleum of the Royal Family of Muhammad Ali Pasha. The mosque is the resting place of Hoshiyar Qadin and her son Isma'il Pasha, as well as other members of Egypt's royal family, including Sultan Hussein Kamel, Sultan and King Fuad I, and King Farouk. The mosque served briefly as the resting place of Reza Shah and his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran. A beautiful building that give you a real taste of grand Islamic architecture. It is one of the most beautiful mosques in Cairo. More initiative should be taken to care of such beautiful mosque. The mosque is an active place of worship. At the time of visiting the mosque women need to cover their heads; arms and legs and all visitors will need to leave their shoes prior to entering the mosque.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Philipo Greece wrote a review Feb. 2020
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I liked this mosque huge walls, silence place, great building, and colored carpets we smelt Egyptian culture in this place, we went around through narrow streets drunk coffe on front, was amazing really
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Date of experience: February 2020
Ukienomad wrote a review Feb. 2020
Fleming Island, Florida6,318 contributions625 helpful votes
Mosque of Al-Refaei houses the tombs of many members of the Egyptian Royal family, including Egypt’s King Farouk. It directly faces the Sultan Hassan Mosque. Tickets are for the two mosques You will need to take your shoes off before you enter the mosque. I personally liked the other mosque because of the architectural difference. Beautiful tomb rooms.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Daniella wrote a review Feb. 2020
Canberra, Australia32 contributions6 helpful votes
A beautiful complex I would definitely recommend visiting! The inside is unlike most other mosques in that it is open roofed, and it's a very peaceful and beautiful place.
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Date of experience: February 2020
scapework wrote a review Jan. 2020
Duesseldorf52 contributions20 helpful votes
stading in front of these masterpieces of muslim architecture, i cannot help but wonder how they built it all these centuries ago...compared to our over-complicated so called high-tech age - where nothing lik ethis is possible anymore. just awesome.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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