Built more than 1000 years ago by the Sheate Moslems to be the beacon of their sect but was converted to the Sunni sect by Salah El Deen.
One of the Oldest and the greatest Mosques not just in Egypt but in the entire North Africa also it is considered the biggest Islamic school in all Muslim Countries and Islamic student come from all countries to study in. Must Visit
Lovely Mamluk style open mosque- even very plain its interesting and beautiful. It also bears the name Green Mosque due to its green tiled dome. Remember to bring a good guide to tell you about the history
allows foreign (european) men into the women's area during prayer. does NOT allow women into the internal open area (aside from foreign tourists). refuses women with children into the women's prayer area.
World's oldest university and this mosque stand side by side and a must see for travellers. It is within touching distance of Al Hussain and Al Al Moyed street which has many heritage sites lined up.
We had an unforgettable visit at Al-Azhar Mosque. I don't understand the fuss about the full robe from the previous comment. My wife found it even funny to wear this full robe and we took lots of fotos. And hey, come on, of course it's worn out..., we're in Cairo and not in a 5 stars boutique! You definitely should... More
We were told that I had to wear a full robe even though my head, neck and shoulders were completely covered and I had on clothing that was loose fitting and very conservative. The robes were filthy and torn in addition to being made of heavy and therefore hot material. I would not recommend going there. They insisted that out... More
I loved it here. It is more beautiful if someone was explaining the history & the significance of the place, together with classes taking place. Their classes are different.
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