Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
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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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PennStateProud
Pennsylvania150 contributions
Apr 2022
A must-see for anyone visiting Cairo. This structure provides one of the best views of Cairo and is steeped in historical value. The architecture, both inside and outside, is breathtaking.
Written 21 March 2023
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Dara W
Singapore, Singapore148 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The outside is beautiful but the inside is spectacular. Sitting upon a hilltop overlooking the city, this location also offer great views. On a clear day you can see the pyramids from here!
Written 17 March 2023
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fozjon
Jaipur, India1,651 contributions
Mar 2023
what a beautiful mosque. They say that it's modeled after Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, perhaps. Especially inside. But it's simply stunning to see.
Written 16 March 2023
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Antityco
Kalamazoo, MI405 contributions
Mar 2023
It's very open to the public. You have to take your shoes off, or you can get shoe covers for 5 pounds outside the entrance. Women were not required to cover their hair. It's very beautiful, and it's all the more impressive when you know who Muhammad Ali was. Entrance was free once you're already in the Citadel.
Written 3 March 2023
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Paul Z
14 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
A beautiful mosque with a great history.
This mosque also called the alabaster mosque is a must see in Cairo.
Gorgeous exterior and interior.
Written 12 February 2023
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James V
Brentwood, CA420 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
A huge beautiful Mosque in Cairo Egypt with a humongous outdoor space overlooking the city .You can also see the pyramids from this Mosque . Situated in the Citadel of Cairo. Built between 1830-1848 . Also known as the Alabaster Mosque . The architecture is very impressive , minarets that stand over 80 meters high . The interior is beautiful , actually very stunning .
Written 2 February 2023
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avertie
Houston, Texas167 contributions
Dec 2022
Pretty neat to see. Don't need to spend a lot of time here. But at the top you have a good vantage point over the entire city.
Written 20 January 2023
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Ama
16 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
So peaceful. Get a taste of the Istanbul Blue Mosque while in Cairo. Interesting European and eastern mix of styles. Stunning location overlooking the city. Also another ancient mosque right next to it built from Ancient columns from Luxor, Greece etc.

Far better than the pyramids or antiquities museums. Less crowded. Within the citadel of Salahuddin so for a single entry ticket you see this and the museums within which house beautiful must see things plus a lovely large cafe to relax in away from the traffic and crowds.
Written 16 January 2023
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midnightscriber
Grand Rapids, MI14 contributions
Oct 2022
This enormous white marble citadel sits on top of a hill in Old Cairo and houses the remains of Muhammad Ali. The white marble gives this 19th century mosque the illusion of light and airiness while the domed ceiling seems to defy weight. The mosque is truly an architectural wonder that honors the sultan that unified Egypt. It is definitely worth a visit.
Written 27 December 2022
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buciIstanbul
Urla, Türkiye188 contributions
Dec 2022
Huge mosque with a different architecture. It was an excellent view of the city but comes after the museums in the rank list to visit.
Written 8 December 2022
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