Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo

4.5
Religious Site · Historic Site
Gaze up at the striking array of domes and minarets that make Mosque of Muhammad Ali an imposing and ornate place of worship. Constructed on orders of Mohamed Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848, the mosque stands atop a hill and features a 52 m (170 ft) high central dome and twin minarets visible from many points around the capital. Head inside the landmark building to admire its ornately decorated cupola and minbar (pulpit), and visit the tomb of Mohamed Ali Pasha. Use our Cairo day trip planner to add Mosque of Muhammad Ali and other attractions to your Cairo vacation plans.
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  • Unique experience. Beautiful architecture. You must visit this place. The palace is under restoration but it is impressive.  more »
  • The mosque is a typical turkish architecture. It is located inside Cairo citadel. So once you enter the citadel you can visit the mosque. As usual entry is free into the mosque however Citadel has a.....  more »
  • Fica dentro da cidadela do Cairo, é enorme e não muçulmanos são permitidos entrar, desde que não esteja no horário das rezas. É impressionante por dentro! It is inside the citadel of Cairo, it is...  more »
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  • This is the most amazing place, stunning buildings and stone decorations. So peaceful inside the temple. This is a must visit if you are going to Cairo and one of the oldest mosques in the country.
  • A must see in Cairo, its so massive and beautiful, get a local guide to explain this place to you and you will fall in love with it as well. You need to purchase shoe covers , or just remove your shoes before you enter the mosque. Its breathtaking, all of it. No photos will ever do it justice. Make sure this place is on your list of must do's!
  • On an organised bus tour, we had around 2 hours to walk around and explore this mosque, along with the Citadel. It was nice in the early morning and quite chilly. I enjoyed my outing here. There is a great view of the city on the outside of the Mosque.
  • Absolutely amazing mosque. You can hear a live Call to Prayer if you are inside at the right time. Outside also provides amazing panoramic views of Cairo.
  • Beautiful mosque. Loved both the internal and external work done. The Alabaster on the exterior walls was taken from the pyramids. Looks somewhat like the Blue mosque in Turkey but equally majestic.

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