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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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El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 days ago

best Mosque in Egypt , you can feel more comfortable more than any other place or mosqu in egypt it,s a strange feeling can,t explain

Thank Hossamtanahi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the visit this artistic masterpiece to look how the Fatimids were so keen on education. It is a university in the first place rather being a mosque. If you have a tour guide or read about why it was structured this way, you add...More

Thank BrazilWiz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the center of Sunni Islam, as Egypt heads an ancient tradition as a center of learning and where Sufism is the most important approach to Islam, particularly felt in Egypt. The mosque has ancient columns and a very unique minaret, Ince in Old...More

Thank Koan T
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is an extremely important place for Islamic scholars and Muslim Faith. It is tranquil amidst the business. The call to prayer is hauntingly beautiful throughout the day, and especially at night as one sips mint tea at Feshawi's. This is the heart of Islamic...More

Thank Aulani M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Al Azhar Mosque: It is located right in the heart of Islamic Cairo district & easy to reach by taxi. It is the finest building of Cairo’s Fatimid era & one of the city’s earliest surviving mosques. It is also an integral part of the...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

it shows us how many mosque has been build in Egypt in different areas . its amazing they kept them .

Thank Dr_MS1
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is currently being renovated. I was surprised at how small it was. This was the first university in the world, predating European colleges by over 300 years.

Thank Proclaimer1
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Al Azhar's university having moved to new quarters, the historic mosque is open but being renovated as of 3/17.

Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It was a very prestigious feeling to visit this oldest university in the world. The mosque is undergoing restoration.

Thank usmanibari
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Situated in the old Cairo city and opposite of khan-al-khalili. Big mosque with lots of history within it. Woman should wear muslin suit to enter the mosque. But we can not explore the full because of renovation work.

Thank Saifur T
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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