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Located in the Citadel, this mosque was built between 1824 and 1857 in the Ottoman style by Mohammad Ali Pasha, a ruler of Egypt.
Citadel of Saladin, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+966 56 190 2395
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Reviewed yesterday

A huge mosque sitting on top of a hill overlooking Cairo. The views are great and the history behind the mosque is interesting. Be warned though that there is a long up hill walk so if you aren't fit, best to avoid, especially in the...More

Thank Fizzy1983_uk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Perched right on the top of the hill it is possible to get the most amazing view across Cairo from here and the Mosque is really interesting.

Thank Stephanie058
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful structure and amazing history behind it! Crazy to think this was built in the 1800s! This site is a must when visiting Egypt.

Thank GodsFavSon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place but it's much in need of renovation. Apparently international funding has been secured to restore the Citadel and the Palace which was damaged by fire some years ago. You can see the underlying beauty and it has the potential to...More

Thank StevefromNorthLakes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Often compared to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul which is a little better in my opinion. Well worth a visit and for the Cairo views outside from the citadel walls. Do take the time to learn the story about the French clock tower.

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tremendously beautiful site shows you most beautiful mosque in Egypt and great citadel of saladin and wide view to cairo from moqattam mountain

Thank mayorofguidance
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning Stunning. Beautiful Landmark. Looks like it's sitting on a cliff. Hope to visit this Mosque again in the near future

Thank bestcampingtours
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a beautiful mosque definitely it is worth visiting. You should spend at least 2 hours. We really enjoyed our visit

Thank Mariana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building in a position high above the city. Don’t forget to just check out the skyline after your look inside and if you get a chance to just sit on the wall and listen to the call to prayer as it...More

Thank Sprout1Cheshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting history and architecture with a good view over the city. Dress respectfully and be prepared to remove footwear. Our guide explained about the Muslim way of prayer which was interesting and as you leave they offer free booklets and leaflets if you want to...More

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