Al Rifai Mosque, Cairo

#11 of 48 in Historic Sites in Cairo
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
See the final resting place of the last Egyptian king and other members of the royal family at Al Rifai Mosque. Constructed over the course of four decades (1869-1912), the grand religious site boasts traditional Muslim architecture complemented by numerous paintings on the walls and woodwork decor by local artisans. Take a moment to reflect on the grandiose ceiling hung with candelabra, and smaller, secluded prayer niches where you can spend a few moments in peace and silence. Use our Cairo trip itinerary builder site to visit Al Rifai Mosque on your trip to Cairo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Al-Rifa'i Mosque , Cairo was constructed in two phases over the period between 1869 and 1912 when it was finally completed. It is the Khedival Mausoleum of the Royal Family of Muhammad Ali Pasha...  more »
  • I liked this mosque huge walls, silence place, great building, and colored carpets we smelt Egyptian culture in this place, we went around through narrow streets drunk coffe on front, was amazing...  more »
  • One of the oldest mosques in Cairo. Beautiful architectural beauty of this place will touch your soul for sure.
  • A historic monument and beautiful architecture.
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