Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo

Mosque of Muhammad Ali
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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.
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AntheaGrace
Doha, Qatar48 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Impressive Mosque, worthy visiting while in Cairo.
At first when I was going I didn’t expect much things, as Mosques usually are simple.
So, when I entered inside, the view took my breath away. As it was so beautiful! FABULOUS!
Written 22 May 2022
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TTOverseas
Cairo, Egypt206 contributions
Apr. 2022
Seems you have to be a pretty jaded traveler to not appreciate the size and beauty of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali- We were all very impressed and loved taking a few minutes to just stand in awe of the size and majesty of the inside of the Mosque.

Our Tour Guide did a great job of explaining the history and the complicated relationship of Egyptians with Muhammad Ali, as well as pointing out some of the finer points of the inside. And this from someone who normally passes of tour guides...

Overall, we thought this was an essential part of our Cairo tour. We got there early on a Friday Morning, so the crowds hadn't yet arrived and it was a very clear day!
Written 30 April 2022
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Musicians Mum
175 contributions
Mar. 2022
Visited as part of an optional extra to small group tou from UK entitled"Islamic Cairo and Citadel of Saladin"
This mosque is very pretty ,one can go iside as not used for worship.ladies must dress respectfully and so should men.
Can be seen rising about Cairo.Impressive.
However this ,and the coutyard around it,is the only part of the citadel one can visit.Have a wander around theback and there are entrances to museums but they are closed
Written 12 April 2022
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Aideline A
Miami, FL48 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Nice place to visit, from the few things to view in El Cairo, not to much to see inside but is a nice place you should visit, the mesquite is very clean and is under restoration now.
Written 9 April 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,334 contributions
Dec. 2021
It is a 19th century Cairo mosque located in the Citadel. It was designed by a Greek architect as commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha. Its impressive complex is visible from many angles from the city below. As a female tourist visiting it seems out of question and admiring its architecture from some distance must satisfy.
Written 5 January 2022
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Abeer H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,160 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Probably this was the only place we liked in Citadel. The roof was a piece of art and Islamic culture. Although entire Citadel was very inconvenient and not worth visiting.
Written 10 December 2021
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,319 contributions
Sep. 2021
Mosque of Muhammad Ali is located within Saladin's Citadel complex. It is constructed of alabaster in the Ottoman Turkish style. Definitely a Cairo highlight!
Written 18 November 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,893 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Located at the Cairo Citadel, this large mosque is well worth some time. While the outside would be more impressive with all of the original alabaster, the inside is very nice. The dome is ornate and there are some minor renovations occurring.
Written 13 October 2021
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Antoine D
Montreal, Canada125 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Nice place to visit
Fortress located on a hill
This place includes the military museum, the fortress and 2 mosques
Nice place beware the vendors
Written 25 August 2021
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Abdul Mohsen A
8 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Solo
At the top hill looking to Cairo, this beautiful mosque and castle are located. I was amazed that my photos came fantastic outside the mosque. Nice place to see and to listen to some history about the powerful Mohammed Ali.
Written 28 July 2021
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