Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo

4.5
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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  • A staple of every Cairo tour, the site is definitely worth a visit. You are allowed to enter the mosque. The surrounding palace is under repair for quite a few years now but it doesn't look like...  more »
  • The exterior of this Mosque has some resemblance to the Blue Mosque of Turkey. We sat inside the floor of the mosque and our guide explained to us the history and the religion. Very spacious and...  more »
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  • The mosque is in the citadel compound, which requires a steep 180 EGP entrance fee. Both the mosque's exteriors and interiors are stunning! Do look up to admire the intricate dome design. Carry your shoes in your hand to save on using the disposable shoe covers. I recommend arranging for transport back to downtown Cairo beforehand - my Uber driver had difficulty locating the pickup point.
  • A spectacle! Absolutely magnificent piece of historic architecture. Just needs to be maintained better and kept at a higher standard if tourists are to continuously visit. Negative points for the security checkpoint into the Citadel. There needs to a HIGHER level of professionalism here, and this goes for Egypt’s tourist hotspots. Too much do I see laziness and disregard by staff on site.
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