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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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  • The Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque at Citadel of Saladin, which was constructed to protect the city from the Crusaders, is also called the Alabaster Mosque because of the color of the walls. It was built... 
    The Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque at Citadel of Saladin, which was constructed to protect the city from the Crusaders, is also called the Alabaster Mosque because of the color of the walls. It was built...  more »
  • Impressive Mosque, worthy visiting while in Cairo. At first when I was going I didn’t expect much things, as Mosques usually are simple. So, when I entered inside, the view took my breath away. As it....  more
    Impressive Mosque, worthy visiting while in Cairo. At first when I was going I didn’t expect much things, as Mosques usually are simple. So, when I entered inside, the view took my breath away. As it....  more »
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  • Very sacred place to be. I really felt like one when I was visiting this Mosque. I wish I can visit this place once a year. It was incredibly quiet so we decided to stay there for about 45 minutes. I will definitely take the time to visit again and would recommend others to do the same.
  • 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!!!

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