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Al-Azhar Mosque

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Al-Azhar Mosque

359 Reviews
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Mohammed Abdou El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo 11511 Egypt
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Kadu Carrasco wrote a review Dec 2020
Sao Paulo, SP450 contributions118 helpful votes
We've been to Cairo for tourism and my tour guide let us to Al-Azhar mosque. We couldn't get it and the reason - opposite to what I've read here on TripAdvisor - is not that the mosque is open only for Muslims, no... It is closed for tourists due to the Coronavirus pandemics, unfortunately. So you should consider that when visiting Cairo.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Visit 100 countries wrote a review Apr 2020
San Francisco, California22 contributions185 helpful votes
It is worth a visit especially if you are familiar about how powerful this mosque and university in the islamic world. To date, students all over the world go there to learn a special branch of Islam. The school was very powerful up to recently and still has some weight in Egypt and beyond.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Kazi Y wrote a review Mar 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions64 helpful votes
Al-Azhar Mosque is the first mosque established in Cairol the finest building of Cairo's Fatimid era , completed in AD 972. This mosque is well maintained, beautifully.Peaceful and clean inside. It has beautiful architect, ceilings, minarets and eye catching interiors. From the central courtyard, you get the best views of the mosque's five minarets, which cap the building. Across the courtyard is the main prayer hall, spanning a vast 3,000 square meters. The mosque is an active place of worship. At the time of visiting the mosque women need to cover their heads; arms and legs and all visitors will need to leave their shoes prior to entering the mosque.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Hossam EL-Naggar wrote a review Feb 2020
Alexandria, Egypt99 contributions25 helpful votes
The mosque is very clean, well maintained although thousands of visitors are getting in, beside the students and prayers
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mus wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada116 contributions31 helpful votes
It’s a very beautiful and spiritual place. It has lots for meaning and importance for the Islam religion. It’s very close to khan al-Khalil area. It’s free and it’s open all day long. You can get there by tax or Uber.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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