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 was a structure like the Blue Mosque of Istanbul when entering inside while thinking that the appearance was somehow similar. I heard that you invited an architect from Turkey. The delicate pattern of the dome and the lamp were splendid. If you go outside, you can overlook Cairo, the weather (air? If it is good, the pyramid is seen (seeming).
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  • From the top of the Citadel, the two esplanades surrounding the mosque offer visitors incredible views of the Egyptian capital. Its interior room is immense and the deocorations of the nimbar and domes are beautiful. Very elegant the inner courtyard. It is a mosque lived in the sense that people not only pray but live daily life and are open to tourists. I recommend taking a guide that are located on site will tell you many hidden curiosities. They are few dinars but well spent. Date perv post.
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  • The design of this mosque is very unique in Cairo. It was designed in the same style of Turkish mosques by Mohamed Ali. It is very beautiful and it is located in a high area which sees all Cairo. The view is very fantastic. The interior design of this mosque is great and it is wide. Parking is a headache at that area.
  • Beautiful mosque with a view across Cairo. It is said that many of the casing stones were pillaged from the pyramids to build this mosque. Walk to the center of the mosque and look up... the symbols of knowledge, aka - sacred geometry, fibonacci, etc... are present throughout.
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