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Mohamed Ali Mosque

Citadel of Saladin, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+966 56 190 2395
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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.
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Citadel of Saladin, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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"beautiful mosque"
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"blue mosque in istanbul"
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"remove your shoes"
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"clock tower"
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"shoe covers"
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"ottoman style"
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"beautiful inside"
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"military museum"
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"great view of the city"
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"islamic architecture"
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"historical place"
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"egyptian pounds"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the Egyptian mosques aren't quite as ornate as European churches they are still quite unique and interesting to visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mosque is a copy of the blue mosque in Istanbul- the citadel is nice and going around it and the mosque won’t take a lot of time. The palace is currently under renovation. You need to have shoulders and knees covered but there is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip to Cairo must include the Mohamed Ali Mosque. Perched on the Moqattam hill with a commanding view of Cairo, the mosque is a beautiful example of Islamic architecture. Being able to go inside and appreciate the grandeur of the mosque and its place...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see... great views. Amazing but good to have a guide to fully appreciate it. Toilets bad. Very busy.

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

A good place to learn Cairo’s history, and a good site to view Cairo. It was a good place we learned the history of Cairo. Suggest to be there in earlier morning before crowd, avoid local public holiday, allow yourself a bit more time to...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Historical place, full of ancient environment. Apart from the poor maintenance that you can obviously see in the place, you can realize the unique art in all details.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This mosque stands out at night with its beautiful illumination at night. It looks formidable from the outside and beautiful inside with its great mosaic. The design and intricacy of the mosaic makes it a great antiquity. Because it sits on top of a hill,...More

Thank Genevieve D
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Another must-see when in Cairo, but the place is dirty and dusty beyond description. One could not help t compare it to the Haja Sophia (Istanbul) in size and scale, but it is shamefully maintained. Too bad.

Thank Dave J
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

A magnificent example of Muslim architecture. Wandering around here was peaceful and beautiful. The Mosque is so colourful inside and so much bigger than I thought it would be. Our guide gave us lots of interesting information about it and here you can find the...More

Thank AMNBanbury
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

It is a must see place in Cairo, it is built on a hill and the view of the city is simply amazing, especially in the evening. there is a ticket and it's really worth it. Currently, the palace which is adjacent to the mosque...More

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