We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Al Rifai Mosque

Cairo, Egypt
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Guided Tours to the Mosques of Sultan Hassan Rifa'i and Ibn Tulun in...
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and...
More Info
and up
Full Day tour to Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“royal family” (9 reviews)
“king farouk” (6 reviews)
Cairo, Egypt
Write a Review
Reviews (93)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

21 - 30 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 3 May 2016

Al Rifai mosque was a lovely respite from the Cairo bustle. We stopped especially to visit the Persian Shah's tomb but it was quiet and free of large crowds. Admission is charged, bring a pound or two to tip the shoe collector.

1  Thank D O
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I was amazed by the old feel of this Mosque and it's ancient burial tombs of royalty inside with their very ornate decorations. completely fascinating

Thank tracy20152016
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This Mosque is really worth seeing as you will see the most beautiful examples of the amazing and intricate Islamic craftsmanship. Burial place to Egyptian royalty and the late Shah of Iran.

Thank RochelleH112014
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The first thing that grabbed me about this structure was not so much the base area but its height. The stone is beautifully carved and particularly the entrance doors have exquisite stone work. You will feel like a midget when you stand in the doorways....More

Thank towfiek
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Beautiful mosque that appears on one of the Egyptian monetary notes. There is another huge mosque right next to it.

Thank Rasha S
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I have visited Al Rifai with Al hassan together, the mosque is a uniquely structured mosque with kinda high ceiling and tall pillars. The other interesting part of it was the resting place of the Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi the late king of Iran which...More

Thank Vietnamese P
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Soaring in height, this atmospheric mosque has burials of some of the most famous Egyptian rulers. The light streaming in through the high windows gives off a feeling of a holy place. Ask the guard to take you to some of the tomb rooms that...More

Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

I would recommend going to see this mosque. Very nice architecture. The Shah of Iran and the previous king of Egypt and his family are buried there. The mosque is very close to sultan Hassan mosque and Mohamed Ali citadel and mosque. It is interesting...More

Thank Ashraf H
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

An astonishing structure having two tombs inside. Can be seen from the top of the Citadel. Entry fee was around 20 Egyptian pounds... Tips: You must take your shoes off. Give the man some baksheesh. Wear socks. Women: dress modest, cover your ankles, knees and...More

Thank András T
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Having visited many mosques during my travels, I was particularly interested in visiting the resting place of the last Shah of Iran. Although neither I am an Iranian nor a Royalist, I had remembered a documentary on TV as to how the Iranian Royalist still...More

1  Thank Mohammed S
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the visit to resting place if Mohamad Reza shah allowed to public? Also is it allowed around his memorial day when there is ceremony?
11 February 2017|
Response from Bartje1965 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open to the public but I do not know the opening hours. I have no information about the ceremony.
Google Translation