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Located in the Citadel, this mosque was built between 1824 and 1857 in the Ottoman style by Mohammad Ali Pasha, a ruler of Egypt.
Citadel of Saladin, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+966 56 190 2395
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is really an amazing mosque I don’t like that it’s built from the stones of the pyramids but it is looking wonderful and in very very nice building if you visit Cairo you should go there!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JaN3in
Reviewed 3 days ago

The entrance cost 140 LE , taxi from the center of cairo 50 LE. Do not pay for taking pictures, comfortable shoes, when entering the mosque you have to remove your shoes, you can go barefoot or buy foot protections in 5 LE In the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Locy2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nestled on the hills as part of the Citadel, the Mosque's surrounding offers a breathtaking view of Cairo. The mosque itself compares to Sofia and the Blue Mosque of Istanbul in terms of grandeur and in history. I wanted to wait until the next salah...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank edwardk194
Reviewed 1 week ago

A not-to-be-missed mosque in Cairo. Even if you have to visit just one mosque, this one has to be it. It is huge and the interiors are full of artistic magnificence. Be sure to wear covered clothing and you have to remove shoes before entering....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TheFilmyCouple
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mosque is magnificent, comparable with the Blue mosque from Istanbul. You should take off your shoes to get inside or buy some shoe covers. Head cover is not required. When exiting the mosque, go to the panoramic point and see the city. If the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liana B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several sections in the area to visit here. We went into one of the mosque's and spend 1/2 day in the immediate area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BusyMicheLady
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has some very interesting history and is beautiful to look at. The ground is seriously in need of repair and you must watch your footing all the time or you will fall. Entry fee is reasonable. We went with a guide. You must...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AmberK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most famous places and to enter the citadel for Egyptians it’s for 20 EGP and for Foreigners it’s for 140 EGP (8$)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amr3zz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This mosque is one of the largest and well known. Beautiful architecture! If you are with a tour group, you will be provided slip on, disposable shoe covers. Otherwise be prepared to remove your shoes before entering. This is also a time to dress more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank retiredandtraveling5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came late and just made it! Closes at 5 but you don’t need too much time - 30-45mins more if you want to take pictures. Bring socks if u don’t want to be bare feet inside mosque. The tomb of Mohamed is pretty cool to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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