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Mosque of Al-Azhar

El Hossein Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque, which has been the center of Islamic scholarship since 975 AD.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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El Hossein Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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"oldest university"
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"islamic cairo"
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"famous mosque"
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"mosque area"
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"muslim faith"
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"huge mosque"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"islamic school"
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"main prayer hall"
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"great mosque"
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"spiritual place"
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"call to prayer"
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"nice place to visit"
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"interesting history"
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"tour guide"
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"minaret"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were shown around by a very proud guide - it is a beautiful building. My female companions were given garments to wear to cover their bodies (the visit was during Ramadan). Well worth making a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful mosque I have ever seen. So majestic so noble so saint. It gives you the goosebumps seeing such a work of art. The court is sublime, with the white marble floor which doesn’t get hot from the scorching sun, the wooden embroidery...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

It was my dream to visit and pray Friday at this place. This place has a great importance in the Muslim history and civilization for thousands of year. The interior decoration is excellent and the courtyard is huge..I am glad that I was able to...More

Thank Syed Amir R
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

for those who are interested in history you should visit this place its in the middle of cairo and nearby other historical places as well

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I was so looking forward to seeing this great Mosque with rich history. Unfortunately, at present, almost the entire qibla facade and interior are being renovated, also the minarets. Entry through the gates is closed and women wearing pants will be made to wear coverings....More

Thank SLWS5775
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Friday (8 December 2017) the mosque as well as Al Azhar street were blocked by riot police in black combat gear. Revisited the mosque again today. There was a calm, almost serene atmosphere. For those interested in architecture: though founded during the Fatimid period in...More

Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Mosque Al-Azhar should be part of any visit to Cairo. This used to be the first university that was established over a 1000 years ago.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Stunningly beautiful and ornate mosque that has emphasis on learning. I could feel the importance of this site by the attitude of my guide.

Thank dekalbill
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

This Mosque is 1,050 years old. It holds a Beautiful architecture and a peaceful aura about it self. Go visit and have a seat. You'll see what I am talking about.

Thank Pavan M
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Peaceful mosque with an interesting history. Make sure to dress modestly upon arrival and enjoy viewing one of the oldest universities in the world, A guide would be more than happy to take you round for a small fee but make sure they dont take...More

Thank Ibrahim G
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As a tourist, you need to go to your embassy, otherwise I can advice you to go to see my friends at the Paris Hotel, 15 Talaat harb, and ask for Walid and say Nefertiti sent you, am very postive he shall be able to advice... More
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