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Address: Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Located in the Citadel, this mosque was built between 1824 and 1857 in the...

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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The mosque was very interesting. The inside of the mosque didn't look at all what I had imagined. It's helpful to have a guide to explain everything to you. You will need to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dallas
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136 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mosque was very interesting. The inside of the mosque didn't look at all what I had imagined. It's helpful to have a guide to explain everything to you. You will need to take off your shoes when you enter the mosque. There are some shelves to put your shoes on.

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Hinckley, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mosque and Citadel is definitely worth visiting. The large mosque is beautiful and the view is stunning. The mosque is Ottoman influenced architecture. We had our pictures taken a hundred times since a school group was visiting at the same time and they wanted to pose with us.

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A waste of time, and continuum of praising the war mentality. The view of Cairo is okay if you can see it thru the smog.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view and nice people around the mosque who guided us and taught us more about the mosque. Its a beautiful mosque and the view is amazing. Its a must

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This mosque is accessible to everyone outside prayer time. Surrounded by fortified walls. Suggest women wear a head scarf as a mark of respect but not mandatory. The mosque is a replica of Istanbul's Blue Mosque. Very interesting history.

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Brussels
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its an impactful site rich i. History. Michael as a tourguide was excellent in explaining things to us!

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mosque is almost identical to Istanbul's iconic Sultan Ahmed mosque but built a few centuries later during the Ottoman rule of Egypt. Its historic significance and breathtaking vistas of the metropolis makes it a must-see for any visitor to Cairo. Sadly though, it is rather run down and in need of some loving renovations to do justice to its... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful enormous Mosque, Women must cover their hair with a scarf and everyone must take off their shoes. the outside offers a fantastic view of Cairo. We were on a time schedule, but if your time permits you can stay and pray, no matter what your faith is. I was there April 2016

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mosque is part of the citadel overlooking the city of Cairo. We visited early in the morning so had it virtually to ourselves. It is built in the Ottoman style and similar to the mosque in Istanbul. There is good lighting and the colours are vivid. You obviously have to remove your shoes but there are also abayers available... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the exterior is rather impressive, despite the grime covering the alabaster walls, the interior is a hideous pastiche of the great Mosques of Istanbul and Edirne. The view from the Citadel is the best reason for a visit. For those interested in bad deals: the broken clock that the French traded to Egypt for one of the obelisks at... More 

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