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“king farouk” (6 reviews)
“burial place” (3 reviews)
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture is beautiful and historically interesting bc it is a juxtaposed against the style of the Sultan Hassan mosque across from it (which you should not miss) All of the tombs are stunning and don miss the Shah's tomb tucked away in a corner...More

Thank Pierre E
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Completed in 1912 also refered to as the Royal mosque in English is a relatively new building. envisaged to serve a dual purpose: on the one hand a mausoleum for Egypt's royals, and a shrine dedicated to a mediëval Islamic saint named Rifai believed to...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A beautiful place to enjoy the Islamic Cairo. Exuberant architecture to discover the history of Cairo.

Thank Jordi-Erinnyen
Reviewed 6 August 2017

It is one of the huge Mosques in Cairo. I was astonished that there was a lot of deterioration in its status from my previous visit. It devastating to see no care to such beautiful places.

Thank mittle
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A nice visit to do while you are touring old Cairo. Several people buried there. It will probably take you about 40 minutes to go through it.

Thank walid m
Reviewed 14 June 2017

If you find the muezzin/call to prayer lead he may take you into a back mausoleum chamber and sing the Shahada for you. It is absolutely transporting and painfully beautiful for anyone of any faith to hear. This is a magnificent piece of architecture.

Thank Aulani M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

once you visit this place you can feel a different atmosphere of travelling in the past and having the charm and beauty of old city of cairo with the great architecture

Thank Hani A
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This huge Mamluk-revival mosque was built in the 1870s and stands next to the Sultan Hasan madrasa. I most enjoyed some of its decorative elements.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This 19th century mosque is right next door to the Al Hassan Mosque and contains a large courtyard that is asking for renovation.

Thank usmanibari
Reviewed 10 April 2017

the mosque was built in the 19th century for the Egyptian Royal family.. Anwar Sadat had granted the Shah asylum after he was forced to leave Iran. It's an interesting place to visit, especially when you know something about the life of the Shah and...More

Thank Marion W
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11 February 2017|
Response from Bartje1965 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open to the public but I do not know the opening hours. I have no information about the ceremony.
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