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Al-Hakim Mosque

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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US$ 90.00*
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Old Cairo Photography Tour: Mosques, Souqs and Palaces
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US$ 50.00*
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8-Hour Azhar Masjid Islamic Sites Tour
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Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Cairo

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AlAkmar Mosque

One of the best attractions in Islamic Cairo, highly recommended when you are visiting Al Muezzin Street.

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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Tinsukia, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

There are many better mosques in Cairo but probably few as versatile, the mosque was used as a prison during the crusades, as a stable by Saladin, as a fortress by Nepoleon and fell out of use. Later in 1980’s a Islamic Sect in India helped with extensive restoration. It’s also got the oldest surviving minarets in Cairo. Frankly can... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

One of the best attractions in Islamic Cairo, highly recommended when you are visiting Al Muezzin Street.

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Located at El Moeez St. area which nice historical place to see. Smell of history is flying over there and love it , just need more organization.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Not the most interesting mosque in Cairo by a long shot, but not a bad stop. Interesting minarets. It's just inside Bab Al-Futah, the northern gate jn Muizz Street.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

A beautiful mosque. Lovely to visit. Very welcoming. No entrance fees, but good give the man who looks after shoes a tip. There are toilets here which they let me use.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very little of interest to the tourist its coves are fairly run down and very little of interest, even the local visitors don't seem to have a lot of respect. Unless you want to visit a Mosque give it a miss

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Bernau am Chiemsee, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

When you walk down the Muizz Street (Muizz li Din Allah) in the Islamic Quarter in Cairo till the end, you will reach one of the big old town gates, the Bab el Futuh. Before this gate you will find the El Hakim Mosque on the right side. Its open to public most of the times. Just avoid the praying... More 

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Mumbai
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

A beautiful and peaceful place, the architecture is amazing and at sunrise and sunset you see pigeons flying in circles which is a beautiful sight. you can just sit there and do nothing and relax yourself

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

It has been almost completely rebuilt at enormous cost and taken over by some branch of Islam which does not favour visitors of other religious persuasions. You do not feel welcome. One of the few places where women have to cover themselves. Of very little interest architecturally or artistically.

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

So serene. Once you step in, it feels like another world. There is no ceiling and many times doves are flying above it.

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