Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo

Mosque of Muhammad Ali
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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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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luminita m
Toronto, Canada241 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2021
The Mosque of Muhammad Ali is located inside the Citadel of Salah al‑Din al‑Ayyubi (Saladin) in Cairo. It was built by Muhammad Ali Pasha (1220–1264 AH/1805–1848 AD), the founder of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty (1220–1372 AH/1805–1953 AD), on the site of Mamluk palaces.
Written 7 September 2021
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Antoine D
Montreal, Canada122 contributions
Cairo sites 2 visit
Aug 2021 • Couples
Nice place to visit
Fortress located on a hill
This place includes the military museum, the fortress and 2 mosques
Nice place beware the vendors
Written 25 August 2021
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Abdul Mohsen A
8 contributions
One of the best photos
Jun 2021 • Solo
At the top hill looking to Cairo, this beautiful mosque and castle are located. I was amazed that my photos came fantastic outside the mosque. Nice place to see and to listen to some history about the powerful Mohammed Ali.
Written 28 July 2021
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alen
California5 contributions
Beautiful
May 2021 • Couples
Very exciting place, you can go their with family and friends ,
What a great place is fantastic,lot of history to know more and understand the culture. Nice place to visit in Cairo,
Written 4 June 2021
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Chelsea
107 contributions
Beautiful architecture
Apr 2021 • Friends
Touring this was an incredible experience. The architecture is absolutely beautiful, as well as all of he alabaster and marble. We had a guide who filled us in on a lot of the background and history and I highly recommend having one as the grounds can be confusing without. I do wish they were better with upkeep, as many stairs and paths are in need of repair/ restoration. There is also a section where you can get a great panoramic view of the city.
Written 26 May 2021
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Tatiana T
Austin, TX152 contributions
Stunning, incredible for any art history or architecture lovers!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Beautiful mosque situated in the Citadel. Gorgeous architecture and vibrant colors. Plus the tomb of Mohammed Ali is situated here, and there is a beautiful garden that is in the process of being restored.
Written 29 April 2021
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NickiR
Ottawa, Canada33 contributions
Beautiful architecture
Dec 2020
Stunning. Beautiful! We gave the keepers a tip and then they opened a door for us to see further rooms. Absolutely stunning and worth it.
Written 26 April 2021
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abudd77
Pittsburgh, PA613 contributions
Beautifully Spiritual
Mar 2021 • Friends
We were in Cairo for a tour, and I wasn’t too sure how visiting a Mosque would go. I’m so glad we went, it’s a beautiful spiritual place. We were very welcome and the people there were friendly. Our guide Ihab made us very comfortable, and we sat on the floor and had a wonderful chat about the history of the Mosque. It’s a stunning building, with a long history. Enjoy going to the Mosque if you ever get the chance.
Written 18 April 2021
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Yadami_everywhere
Miami, FL67 contributions
Great History
Apr 2021 • Couples
What a great place is fantastic,lot of history to know more and understand the culture. Nice place to visit in Cairo.
Written 4 April 2021
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Mahmoudmohamedit
Cairo, Egypt39 contributions
Amazing place
Feb 2021 • Friends
Very exciting place, you can go their with family and friends .
With a lot of historical stories that you can enjoy
Written 26 February 2021
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