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Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo

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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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  • Seems you have to be a pretty jaded traveler to not appreciate the size and beauty of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali- We were all very impressed and loved taking a few minutes to just stand in awe of... 
    Seems you have to be a pretty jaded traveler to not appreciate the size and beauty of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali- We were all very impressed and loved taking a few minutes to just stand in awe of...  more »
  • Visited as part of an optional extra to small group tou from UK entitled"Islamic Cairo and Citadel of Saladin" This mosque is very pretty ,one can go iside as not used for worship.ladies must dress....  more
    Visited as part of an optional extra to small group tou from UK entitled"Islamic Cairo and Citadel of Saladin" This mosque is very pretty ,one can go iside as not used for worship.ladies must dress....  more »
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  • Beautiful piece of architecture, Mosque of Muhammad Ali in Cairo. It’s and important site in the itinerary of almost all guided tours of Cairo. A must visit tourist attraction. Please note that since it is a mosque you have to remove your shoes before entering the mosque, and shorts and skirts and such western attire are not permissible inside the mosque. However, if you are wearing such clothes you can visit the outer area of the mosque which is as beautiful as inside. Happy travelling!!!
  • Pretty mosque worth a visit... The complex (citadel) has also a great view to the city, where you can even see the pyramids on the horizon above all the Cairo buildings. This view is probably comparable to the daytime view you will have from the Cairo Tower, and at a.more affordable price.

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