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Mosque of Al-Azhar

El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
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El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is currently being renovated. I was surprised at how small it was. This was the first university in the world, predating European colleges by over 300 years.

Thank Proclaimer1
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Al Azhar's university having moved to new quarters, the historic mosque is open but being renovated as of 3/17.

Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It was a very prestigious feeling to visit this oldest university in the world. The mosque is undergoing restoration.

Thank usmanibari
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Situated in the old Cairo city and opposite of khan-al-khalili. Big mosque with lots of history within it. Woman should wear muslin suit to enter the mosque. But we can not explore the full because of renovation work.

Thank Saifur T
Reviewed 1 April 2017

It's a really big mosque with beautiful ground and drawings. Once you are in they separate women from men and take shoes off. They have different entrances inside they meet, sometimes they give few minutes of history, not needed because inside there is a big...More

Thank 899ghadaj
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

It is one of the most important mosques in Cairo, carrying lost of history and is located in the Islamic Cairo. Must be seen place.

Thank Tip4travellers
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Will be fascinated by how amazing and spiritual this place is, very nice and huge mosque the art and construction will leave you woowed

Thank Mariam T
Reviewed 1 March 2017

its a big nice masjid. located near hossain masjid. it has also a verrsity. u can see it along with islamic cairo.

Thank Jalal I
Reviewed 28 February 2017

One of the earliest surviving mosques in the city. Could admire it from the outside only as it is closed for renovation. While it has an impressive exterior, it took little time to see it and could be given a miss.

Thank Mayur S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

In order to understand Cairo history, you must visit this mosque. Building is very impressive and has a lot of corners which are very interesting. One of the memorable place which should not be missed.

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Fgfoga F
salam,please how can I contact the staff of Al Azhar
12 May 2017|
Response from Mayur S | Reviewed this property |
A personal visit during the day would ensure you meet someone who can help you.
Fgfoga F
need help to study Islam in All Azhat
11 May 2017|
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have no place to live in Egypt need help from the mosque of All Azhar
11 May 2017|
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Response from Ereca V | Reviewed this property |
As a tourist, you need to go to your embassy, otherwise I can advice you to go to see my friends at the Paris Hotel, 15 Talaat harb, and ask for Walid and say Nefertiti sent you, am very postive he shall be able to advice... More