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Al Rifai Mosque

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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A historical monument

A remarkableh historical mosque and monument , Khedive Ismail mother Khoshiar ordered this mosque built after she was cured from a fatal chronic disease that European doctors... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A remarkableh historical mosque and monument , Khedive Ismail mother Khoshiar ordered this mosque built after she was cured from a fatal chronic disease that European doctors failed to treat by a Al Rifai , who was a sophist

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best architectural piece in Cairo. From outside, you dont feel much how the building is massive and well organized. It looks simple because of the facade covering which has only same color stone. But the inside, it is very impressive. Ornamentation and the scale are very impressive. You must stay inside for a while to feel the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very large and well directed Mosques. Part of the complex below the citadel. Usually included in the tours. Well worth the time.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is one not to be missed! It is usually part of tours that take you to the citadel which is only a few minutes away but this area is simply studded with places to see. This mosque is of particular interest and importance because of the extent of its richness. It is particularly ornate with amazing woodwork on the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This mosque is huge. It is unlike many of the other mosques in that it is poorly lit and cold. It is meant to be the pilgrimage site for sufi types.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

After visiting Sultan Hassan, walk across the street to Al-Rifa'i Mosques. They really are that close together! In some ways this mosque reminded us of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Which makes sense as it was the same architect. Don't forget to go on the other side in the room full of tombs which lead to a series of rooms... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Beautiful mosque with lots islamic art and history, The mosque also features a burials section where many of the Egyptian Royals are buried and a special room holding the burial Site of the Last Iranian Shah.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Also rifai mosque is near to the citadel only 10 minutes walking from there. It's nice to see it and to make the difference between the Art's

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The huge mosque built to accommodate the the members of the former royal after after their death. A wonderful architectural piece of art that combines both Islamic and Classical European Styles. Visiting the tombs of the members of the royal family as well as the tomb of the last Shah of Iran that also lies inside the mosque cannot be... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice and old mosque. There is a special section with the tombs of the recent kings of Egypt. Beautiful marble and a special atmosphere.

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