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Al Rifai Mosque

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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Private Guided Tours to the Mosques of Sultan Hassan Rifa'i and Ibn Tulun in...
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Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and...
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Full Day tour to Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo

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A Beautiful Old Mosque

Beautiful mosque with lots islamic art and history, The mosque also features a burials section where many of the Egyptian Royals are buried and a special room holding the burial... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
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Cairo
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Beautiful mosque with lots islamic art and history, The mosque also features a burials section where many of the Egyptian Royals are buried and a special room holding the burial Site of the Last Iranian Shah.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Also rifai mosque is near to the citadel only 10 minutes walking from there. It's nice to see it and to make the difference between the Art's

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The huge mosque built to accommodate the the members of the former royal after after their death. A wonderful architectural piece of art that combines both Islamic and Classical European Styles. Visiting the tombs of the members of the royal family as well as the tomb of the last Shah of Iran that also lies inside the mosque cannot be... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice and old mosque. There is a special section with the tombs of the recent kings of Egypt. Beautiful marble and a special atmosphere.

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Thank Bartje1965
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Vaulted divans, marble marble marble, beautiful painting, mashrabiyyas and cast screens everywhere. The mosque narrows and then your path gives way to huge, stunning rooms. Definitely don't miss this if you're near the Citadel, Ibn Tulun, and especially right next door at Sultan Hasan.

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Cairo
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Built in late 19th century, the mosque was meant to be the burial place of the royal family. The building is located next to Sultan Hassan Mosque and is equally beautiful. The mosque also contains the tombs of King Farouk, his ancestors as well as the Shah of Iran. A must visit while in Islamic Cairo.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice and big mosque . Malek faroogh - ahmad rifai's shrine is there . Specially shah of Iran is there and this is very important for Iranian people .

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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The workmanship and artistry of this mosque - stonework, inlay, woodwork - is not to be believed. It is beautiful and contains a lot of important tombs. Sultan Hassan was my favorite - but Al Rifai is beautiful, and important for many political and historical reasons - and a natural ancillary to Sultan Hassan, which is across the street.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

This was the most fasinating Mosque I had ever visited, it was full of wonderful paintings and carvings. Also contains the tomb of the Shar of Iran, wonderful.

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Nice but needs improving and maintenance. The Tourism authority needs to be stronger and effective. They must pay more attention to their tourism ventures

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