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The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque, which has been the center of Islamic scholarship since 975 AD.
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“famous mosque” (3 reviews)
El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

We were invited in as we were walking past, we were then given a tour of the Mosque, taken up inside the highest minaret and were allowed to stay and enjoy the view of the sun setting over Cairo as the call to prayer went...More

4  Thank Paulmp81
Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

Whilst it definitely is a tourist place, it's nice to know its still used as a ace of worship. It was easy to access and they supplied coverings if you were not wearing a skirt or head covering (as a female). The female prayer room...More

1  Thank Daphanie B
Reviewed 11 January 2015

The architecture of the mosque was breathtaking. I loved strolling through the mosques central, open parlor. Great pic, especially at night!

2  Thank Diana V
Reviewed 29 December 2014

We offered our Friday prayers here, listened to the most beautiful recitation of the quran, the atmosphere was great and its right next to Khan Al Khalili.

2  Thank Asam047
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Al-Azhar mosque was build in 972 AD in the heart of Islamic Cairo to become the biggest Islamic university for studying Islam.it`s a massive building with tall minarets,divided into 4 Iwans dedicated to the 4 sectors of Islamic study each.Today it`s a the world`s biggest...More

2  Thank Mohamedegy
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Ever since I had started planning my Egypt tour, Al-Azhar Mosque was on the top of the list to see. I happened to visit it at the end of my city and Islamic Cairo tour just after maghrib prayers. The road outside the mosque is...More

1  Thank Salaaar
Reviewed 12 November 2014

this mosque summerize the hestory of establishing Cairo. I feel relax when i go there. In addition there are alot of activities you can enjoy next to the mosque e.g. Restaurants, cafes, shops and hestorical places to visit.

1  Thank Sa S
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Our visit to the Mosque of Al-Azhar was great. The mosque is very important and very old and very beautiful both inside and outside. I would thoroughly recommend a visit when in Cairo

Thank jcarter8332016
Reviewed 19 September 2014

This mosque is to compare to vatican in the Islam world. The respect for this mosque is enormous and it is considered one of those mosques which has the right to give religious advice and direction. Besides the religious fact, this mosque is one of...More

Thank vagabond8486
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I have visited it twice and prayed there as well. if you are interested to visit on of the oldest mosque in Egypt, you should be visit Mosque of Al-Azhar. It's very huge masjid and have a lot of Islamic designs, it's an old one...More

Thank Yasser H
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Response from Mayur S | Reviewed this property |
A personal visit during the day would ensure you meet someone who can help you.
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Response from Ereca V | Reviewed this property |
As a tourist, you need to go to your embassy, otherwise I can advice you to go to see my friends at the Paris Hotel, 15 Talaat harb, and ask for Walid and say Nefertiti sent you, am very postive he shall be able to advice... More