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Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo

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#1 of 48 in Historic Sites in Cairo
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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  • Perhaps because no one else was there, but we learned a lot from our tour guide about Islam and the importance of Muhammad Ali in the world. The building and site are amazing and although under...  more »
  • This mosque is truly amazing and offers some spectacular views of the city. It wasn't required to cover my hair but I did it out of respect for the culture.  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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