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Mosque of Al-Azhar

El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
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The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque, which has been the center of Islamic scholarship since 975 AD.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Sadly the Al Azhar university is no longer here so you can't take a peek at what is one of the largest and most respected places of Islamic scholarship

Thank yassirbom
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We visited this Mosque when we were at Khan al khalili and were quite surprised for its enormous size and the beautiful interiors. Lots of people around in the open yard enjoying the beautiful weather as it was a pleasant evening. Some parts were closed...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

The most famous Mosque in the world and home of the most prestigious scholars! The Azhar mosque is an architectural wonder, an esteemed institution, and fabulous place of worship. You are overcome with an overwhelming sense of calm once you set foot here. A definite...More

Thank Hebatallah A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I like to travel around and visit as many mosques as possible, this one was a must in Cairo! The are in the centre of the mosque is perfect for kids to play around in and the mosque is super calm with a good amount...More

Thank Shalina91
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest mosques in Cairo with a central location in the historic Islamic center with nice Fatimid architecture. The mosque is near to other famous mosque (Masjid Alhussein) and not far from Souq khan-Elkhalili where you can buy diffrent kind of souvenirs with...More

Thank Elyes-Benachour
Reviewed 19 July 2017

best Mosque in Egypt , you can feel more comfortable more than any other place or mosqu in egypt it,s a strange feeling can,t explain

Thank Hossamtanahi
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Worth the visit this artistic masterpiece to look how the Fatimids were so keen on education. It is a university in the first place rather being a mosque. If you have a tour guide or read about why it was structured this way, you add...More

Thank BrazilWiz
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is the center of Sunni Islam, as Egypt heads an ancient tradition as a center of learning and where Sufism is the most important approach to Islam, particularly felt in Egypt. The mosque has ancient columns and a very unique minaret, Ince in Old...More

Thank Koan T
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is an extremely important place for Islamic scholars and Muslim Faith. It is tranquil amidst the business. The call to prayer is hauntingly beautiful throughout the day, and especially at night as one sips mint tea at Feshawi's. This is the heart of Islamic...More

Thank Aulani M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Al Azhar Mosque: It is located right in the heart of Islamic Cairo district & easy to reach by taxi. It is the finest building of Cairo’s Fatimid era & one of the city’s earliest surviving mosques. It is also an integral part of the...More

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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.
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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