The workmanship and artistry of this mosque - stonework, inlay, woodwork - is not to be believed. It is beautiful and contains a lot of important tombs. Sultan Hassan was my favorite - but Al Rifai is beautiful, and important for many political and historical reasons - and a natural ancillary to Sultan Hassan, which is across the street.
Nice but needs improving and maintenance. The Tourism authority needs to be stronger and effective. They must pay more attention to their tourism ventures
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. The inside is typically old ceiling hanging lamps from long chains, artwork and calligraphy, impressive... 更多
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 impressed me.
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 may seem off limits. For a small tip, he will open all of the rooms.
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 to see the different architecture of the 3 mosques. All are very impressive.
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 arms. Wear head scarf. You can get a nice local guide for twenty Egyptian pounds... 更多
Located across from Sultan Hassan mosque, this beautiful structure is filled with memories of an era of opulence. For a very small fee, the ornate, intricate tombs of kings and their wives are close enough to touch. The Shah of Iran's burial site encased in precious stones with hand carved marble and onyx floors is a site to behold. The... 更多
After visiting Sultan Hassan, we walked across the street to Al-Rifa'i Mosques. They really are that close together! In some ways this mosque reminded me of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Which makes sense as it was the same architect. Our guide, Hala, started the tour by explaining who built the mosque and how the mosque got it's name. While... 更多