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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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  • So peaceful. Get a taste of the Istanbul Blue Mosque while in Cairo. Interesting European and eastern mix of styles. Stunning location overlooking the city. Also another ancient mosque right next to.....  more
    So peaceful. Get a taste of the Istanbul Blue Mosque while in Cairo. Interesting European and eastern mix of styles. Stunning location overlooking the city. Also another ancient mosque right next to.....  more »
  • This enormous white marble citadel sits on top of a hill in Old Cairo and houses the remains of Muhammad Ali. The white marble gives this 19th century mosque the illusion of light and airiness while.....  more
    This enormous white marble citadel sits on top of a hill in Old Cairo and houses the remains of Muhammad Ali. The white marble gives this 19th century mosque the illusion of light and airiness while.....  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture, shows the dedication of the people of the time and influence throughout the Islamic world. It's a timeless place with so much history that you can feel in the vibrations of the stone walls. You could spend hours there and not notice the time pass.
  • 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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