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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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  • It is a 19th century Cairo mosque located in the Citadel. It was designed by a Greek architect as commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha. Its impressive complex is visible from many angles from the city.....  more
    It is a 19th century Cairo mosque located in the Citadel. It was designed by a Greek architect as commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha. Its impressive complex is visible from many angles from the city.....  more »
  • Probably this was the only place we liked in Citadel. The roof was a piece of art and Islamic culture. Although entire Citadel was very inconvenient and not worth visiting. 
    Probably this was the only place we liked in Citadel. The roof was a piece of art and Islamic culture. Although entire Citadel was very inconvenient and not worth visiting.  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!

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