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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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“islamic cairo” (18 reviews)
“famous mosque” (3 reviews)
El Hossein Square, Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friday (8 December 2017) the mosque as well as Al Azhar street were blocked by riot police in black combat gear. Revisited the mosque again today. There was a calm, almost serene atmosphere. For those interested in architecture: though founded during the Fatimid period in...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mosque Al-Azhar should be part of any visit to Cairo. This used to be the first university that was established over a 1000 years ago.

Thank hafezmagdi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunningly beautiful and ornate mosque that has emphasis on learning. I could feel the importance of this site by the attitude of my guide.

Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

This Mosque is 1,050 years old. It holds a Beautiful architecture and a peaceful aura about it self. Go visit and have a seat. You'll see what I am talking about.

Thank Pavan M
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Peaceful mosque with an interesting history. Make sure to dress modestly upon arrival and enjoy viewing one of the oldest universities in the world, A guide would be more than happy to take you round for a small fee but make sure they dont take...More

Thank Ibrahim G
Reviewed 26 November 2017

THis Mosque very nice inside , no entranfee , people frienly , only need wear long dress or trouse when come inside and hide al hair with women.

Thank Clindy888
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Great mosque to visit but was under renovation when we visited so could not tour the whole mosque complex. Abloution/wash area was well away from the mosque area. Prayed Aser prayers there and there is a certain magic about the place. Second only to the...More

Thank Bachlakraboy
Reviewed 5 November 2017

It was under renovation when we went there for Friday prayer. The sermon is very informative delivered by one of the Al-Azhar syeikhs. Beautiful architecture too.

Thank DeenHanafi
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I visited this mosque as part of a tour of the Old City of Cairo. It is quite impressive, and very well maintained.

Thank CLK56
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Beautiful building and interesting to visit. If you take a tour your guide will more than likely be Muslem so can feel the passion they have for their places of worship. Its worth a visit with a good guide.

Thank Butch J
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12 May 2017|
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