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Al-Azhar Mosque

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Al-Azhar Mosque

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Mohammed Abdou El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo 11511 Egypt
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Explore Coptic and Islamic Cairo with ease—without transport woes or getting lost—on this shared-group tour. Skip cabs, maps, and mobile apps; and focus instead on the sights, from Abu Serga and the Hanging Church to Ben Ezra Synagogue and Cairo’s main mosques. Plus, hear facts and history from your guide that you could miss if alone. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included to complete your day.
US$40.00 per adult
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Free Spirit wrote a review Dec. 2020
1,729 contributions530 helpful votes
Highly recommend coming here.  Beautiful mosque located right opposite Khan El Khalili bazaar.  Old mosque but some of it has been renovated so looks new.  Clean and well kept.  Time your visit as they close for prayers and if there is a funeral or something on.  They are very strict so make sure you are properly dressed and you must wear a mask (time of the COVID-19 pandemic).  Ladies, they will give you a long skirt if needed.  Hair needs to be properly covered, I got told off!  Remove your shoes and leave it in one of the shoe boxes.  The architecture is stunning and a peaceful escape from the noisy road outside. 
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Kadu Carrasco wrote a review Dec. 2020
Sao Paulo, SP450 contributions79 helpful votes
We've been to Cairo for tourism and my tour guide let us to Al-Azhar mosque. We couldn't get it and the reason - opposite to what I've read here on TripAdvisor - is not that the mosque is open only for Muslims, no... It is closed for tourists due to the Coronavirus pandemics, unfortunately. So you should consider that when visiting Cairo.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Visit 100 countries wrote a review Apr. 2020
San Francisco, California22 contributions181 helpful votes
It is worth a visit especially if you are familiar about how powerful this mosque and university in the islamic world. To date, students all over the world go there to learn a special branch of Islam. The school was very powerful up to recently and still has some weight in Egypt and beyond.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Kazi Y wrote a review Mar. 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions62 helpful votes
Al-Azhar Mosque is the first mosque established in Cairol the finest building of Cairo's Fatimid era , completed in AD 972. This mosque is well maintained, beautifully.Peaceful and clean inside. It has beautiful architect, ceilings, minarets and eye catching interiors. From the central courtyard, you get the best views of the mosque's five minarets, which cap the building. Across the courtyard is the main prayer hall, spanning a vast 3,000 square meters. 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
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Hossam EL-Naggar wrote a review Feb. 2020
Alexandria, Egypt99 contributions24 helpful votes
The mosque is very clean, well maintained although thousands of visitors are getting in, beside the students and prayers
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Date of experience: January 2020
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