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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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Totally loved this mosque it has a lot of interesting details and it's clean and people are friendly

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally loved this mosque it has a lot of interesting details and it's clean and people are friendly

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most famous mosques among thousands in Cairo...built in the old town and located next to the Salah El Din Citadel..don't forget to take photos beside the fabulous old architecture..

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Mosque of Mohamed Ali is so beautiful. The history and architecture is so amazing. If you are in Cairo you don't want to miss this!

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Thank Joan B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A smaller version of the "Blue Mosque" in Cairo. Beautiful and worth to visit. So much history and so much to see.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the mosque as a part of our tour with Viator, we would have gone no matter what. It was good to go with a guide so you knew when you could go (not during the time of prayer). You have to take your shoes off for respect of their prayer areas, and women need to be dressed... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If the exterior is amazing just wait and see the spectacular interior of the mosque and the surroundings. Amazing place to take photos and admire the panoramic view of Cairo (city)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

visited as part of our tour of Cairo. it does make a difference going around with a guide and learning about these places. This was a stunning landmark and also featured a breath-taking view of Cairo

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Built by the same architect who built the blue mosque in Istanbul. Also you can see the skyline of Cairo city from there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its located within the Islamic Cairo Area ,overall its a very nice attraction and a must see in Cairo as the whole Islamic cairo has many sightseeing places to see with wonderful backgrounds good for photos ,cairo is rich in history and Islamic cairo has many places to walk and see but mohammed ali mosque is probably the biggest mosque... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the fame of this mosque, I was expecting beauty and grandeur. Unfortunately, I found this mosque to be so dim inside that it was difficult to appreciate what was there. And while the 365 lights had lovely symbolic value, the metal suspending the structure really obstructed the domes. I did, however, find the red carpet with place markers... More 

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