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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Visited this huge beautiful mosque as part of my guided tour of Citadel/Islamic Cairo. Worth seeing for its architecture and mausoleum. Peaceful atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelhappymama
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Prceious mosque, beautiful architecture, a lot of mausolem you can see there and mausolem of kings dates back to islamic era in Egypt.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mayorofguidance
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

It's always great to visit Al Rifaii Mosque. The burial place off The last King or Iran and the last King of Egypt. The last leaders of two of world's oldest dynasties. Beautiful old Mosque.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johncV5880SO
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

When i visited this mosque, there was a Rifai dhikr(zikr). Before my visit, i thought that this was the Ahmed Ar-Rifai mosque and that his tomb was in it, but it seems it was a mosque dedicated to a Rifai Sheikh and that was his...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank yuzmech
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This mosques is very close to Madraset AlSultan Hassan. It contains the grave of King Farouk and many other famous figures.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mohamed_Elmonyer
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I stayed longer at this mosque than it's neighbour the Sultan Hassan Mosque. It is large too, with several tombs from Royals. It seems to combine more styles and because it had simply more places to see it appealed to me more. It was also...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Gorgeous and huge mosque, worth a visit if you have time. Bonus was the tombs of the Shah of Iran and other members of the royal family. Very beautiful architecture.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EileenMtShasta
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This mosque was very quiet when we were there which allowed us to have a good look at the mosque. It is a large mosque, but relatively modern, being built in the late 19th early 20th centuries.It is in 2 sections, the prayer hall and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed 21 April 2018

From inside, this mosque is rectangular and very wide. consists of two parts, the part for prayer, and the rest for the place of welfare. The main part of the mosque to pray there are four large pillars lined with marble stones and connected with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tepas2000
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were here when the call to prayer was sung, that was one of the most magical chanting I have ever experienced, the acoustics in this place is to be experienced to be believed. The decoration and peace was fantastic

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Susanne M
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14 June 2018|
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Response from Susanne M | Reviewed this property |
It is open to the public, what an amazing place too!!!
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.
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