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Al Rifai Mosque

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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Old and unique

I was amazed by the old feel of this Mosque and it's ancient burial tombs of royalty inside with their very ornate decorations. completely fascinating

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 March 2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I was amazed by the old feel of this Mosque and it's ancient burial tombs of royalty inside with their very ornate decorations. completely fascinating

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This Mosque is really worth seeing as you will see the most beautiful examples of the amazing and intricate Islamic craftsmanship. Burial place to Egyptian royalty and the late Shah of Iran.

Thank RochelleH112014
Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The first thing that grabbed me about this structure was not so much the base area but its height. The stone is beautifully carved and particularly the entrance doors have exquisite stone work. You will feel like a midget when you stand in the doorways. The inside is typically old ceiling hanging lamps from long chains, artwork and calligraphy, impressive... More 

Thank towfiek
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Beautiful mosque that appears on one of the Egyptian monetary notes. There is another huge mosque right next to it.

Thank Rasha S
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

I have visited Al Rifai with Al hassan together, the mosque is a uniquely structured mosque with kinda high ceiling and tall pillars. The other interesting part of it was the resting place of the Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi the late king of Iran which impressed me.

Thank Vietnamese P
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Soaring in height, this atmospheric mosque has burials of some of the most famous Egyptian rulers. The light streaming in through the high windows gives off a feeling of a holy place. Ask the guard to take you to some of the tomb rooms that may seem off limits. For a small tip, he will open all of the rooms.

Thank dmittleman
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

I would recommend going to see this mosque. Very nice architecture. The Shah of Iran and the previous king of Egypt and his family are buried there. The mosque is very close to sultan Hassan mosque and Mohamed Ali citadel and mosque. It is interesting to see the different architecture of the 3 mosques. All are very impressive.

Thank Ashraf H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

An astonishing structure having two tombs inside. Can be seen from the top of the Citadel. Entry fee was around 20 Egyptian pounds... Tips: You must take your shoes off. Give the man some baksheesh. Wear socks. Women: dress modest, cover your ankles, knees and arms. Wear head scarf. You can get a nice local guide for twenty Egyptian pounds... More 

Thank András T
Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Having visited many mosques during my travels, I was particularly interested in visiting the resting place of the last Shah of Iran. Although neither I am an Iranian nor a Royalist, I had remembered a documentary on TV as to how the Iranian Royalist still visit this site and take inspiration about returning the Royalist rule on the Islamic Republic.... More 

Thank Mohammed S
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

If you passed to check out the Sultan Hassan mosque, you can not miss visiting Al Rifai Mosque, where you can get to visit the burial places of many of the Egyptian Royals as well as the Iranian Shah's last resting place.

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