Al Rifai Mosque

Al Rifai Mosque, Cairo: Address, Phone Number, Al Rifai Mosque Reviews: 4.5/5

Al Rifai Mosque
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions
A real taste of grand Islamic architecture
Feb. 2020
Al-Rifa'i Mosque , Cairo was constructed in two phases over the period between 1869 and 1912 when it was finally completed. It is the Khedival Mausoleum of the Royal Family of Muhammad Ali Pasha. The mosque is the resting place of Hoshiyar Qadin and her son Isma'il Pasha, as well as other members of Egypt's royal family, including Sultan Hussein Kamel, Sultan and King Fuad I, and King Farouk. The mosque served briefly as the resting place of Reza Shah and his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran. A beautiful building that give you a real taste of grand Islamic architecture. It is one of the most beautiful mosques in Cairo. More initiative should be taken to care of such beautiful mosque. 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.
Written March 25, 2020
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Philipo Greece
4 contributions
we visited
Feb. 2020
I liked this mosque huge walls, silence place, great building, and colored carpets
we smelt Egyptian culture in this place, we went around through narrow streets drunk coffe on front, was amazing really
Written February 28, 2020
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Ukienomad
Fleming Island, FL6,316 contributions
Houses tombs of the Egyptian royal family
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Mosque of Al-Refaei houses the tombs of many members of the Egyptian Royal family, including Egypt’s King Farouk. It directly faces the Sultan Hassan Mosque. Tickets are for the two mosques
You will need to take your shoes off before you enter the mosque. I personally liked the other mosque because of the architectural difference. Beautiful tomb rooms.
Written February 16, 2020
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Daniella
Canberra, Australia32 contributions
Stunning
Feb. 2020
A beautiful complex I would definitely recommend visiting! The inside is unlike most other mosques in that it is open roofed, and it's a very peaceful and beautiful place.
Written February 3, 2020
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Duesseldorf52 contributions
Impressive Architecture
Feb. 2019
stading in front of these masterpieces of muslim architecture, i cannot help but wonder how they built it all these centuries ago...compared to our over-complicated so called high-tech age - where nothing lik ethis is possible anymore. just awesome.
Written January 27, 2020
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culturevulture94
Clinton, WA651 contributions
Lovely architecture and interior decor
Nov. 2019
This royal mausoleum is only about 150 years old. Architecturally pleasant with marble columns gracing the interesting entry door, it contains the tombs of King Farouk and Pahlavi—among other royalty. I has some lovely interior ceiling niche décor. Entry is included in the ticket for the Sultan Hassan mosque. Not a must-see for travelers with limited time in Cairo.
Written December 12, 2019
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Pam C
Mexico City, Mexico19 contributions
Beautiful mosque!
Oct. 2019
Beautiful patterns and structure. If you're here don't miss the Madrassa (the ticket includes both)

Pro tip: Carry your shoes with you all time (if you leave them to the people at the entrance you'll have to pay a mandatory tip), or even better, get a cloth full cover for your shoes, this way you won't lose all the socks you use.
Written December 3, 2019
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khaled
Cairo, Egypt12 contributions
A great mosque to visit in islamic Cairo
Nov. 2018
A great mosque to visit. Was built I guess 600 years ago and still looks great. I think it is one of the nicest and huge mosques in Cairo. A very cheap ticket is for forefingers as well.
Written October 21, 2019
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David B
Huntsville, AL131 contributions
Stunning Mosque With Royal Tombs and the Tomb of the Shah of Iran
Sep. 2019
While on an extended tour of Egypt with Memphis Tours, (The best in Egypt) , I specifically added this mosque to our itinerary. The mosque is stunningly beautiful with extremely high ceilings and spectacular inlay everywhere. I think it's one of the most beautiful in Cairo. My husbands' mother is from Iran many years ago so I wanted him to see the tomb of the Shah. There are other royal tombs here also including the tomb of Egypt's' last King, King Farouk.

Many overlook this mosque and only see the Mosque of Sultan Hassan across the street. The two places of worship are very different in style, but they were also used for different purposes. If you have any interest in Egyptian history or just want to gaze in wonder at the fantastic inlay work, don't pass this mosque up. It is beautiful and also a place of serenity and peace.
Written October 10, 2019
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Kumi M
Palo Alto, CA1,465 contributions
Past and Present history.
Aug. 2019
Right next to the Mosque of Sultan Hassan. You can't miss this one! So if you go to one, there's no reason not to visit the other.
They almost look similar when observing from the exterior, but once you enter they're both so vastly different!

I thought the green light was a bit odd but that's what they chose. I'm not sure the reason behind that. But the details here, and the high ceiling with arches are beautiful.
Head into the other areas for more tall chambers and you will eventually find the burial spaces where the royal family is kept.
The marble in one of these rooms is breathtaking. So gorgeous!
Written September 30, 2019
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