We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 19.50*
and up
Private Tour to Ibn Tulun Mosque, Gayer-Anderson Museum and Khan El Khalili...
More Info
USD 45.00*
and up
Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and...
More Info
USD 57.20*
and up
Private Customizable Day tour around Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur from Cairo
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This is considered one of Egypt's largest and oldest mosques, which was built between AD 876 and AD 879 by an Abbasid governor sent from Baghdad to rule over Egypt.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Write a Review
Reviews (251)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is a 1001 night mosque and one of the hidden treasures of Cairo. This is definitely a 'must see' in Cairo.

Thank Ad-Hagh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

oldest mosque in Caïro. During my visit there where virtually no people there. Must see and ask if you can climb a minaret for a beautiful overview of the city.

Thank Joris F
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I visited many mosques in my life whether it is in Jerusalem , in Saudi Arabia, in India, in Canada... however this mosque was one of the most beautiful places I visited in my life and it is also the mosque beautiful place I visited...More

Thank Abdullah E
Reviewed 15 July 2017

An excellent site to visit for an hour or so. You can walk through the mosque then go visit the tower.

Thank walid m
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Its one of the biggest mosques in Old Cairo. This mosque as compared to others is built on a height. Try to visit if possible with a guide.

Thank Shabbir117
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My favorite mosque in town. The second oldest, and by far largest. Built by Abbasside (9th cent.). empty and very moving for old stones amateurs. Open 9-16.

Thank Pascale R
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The overall citadel on its lofty perch above Cairo streets is impressive. There are three mosques to visit, of which this is one. Not as impressive as the Mohammed Ali mosque, this being smaller and less well decorated.

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Easy to access, and very large. it's worth the stop-by if intrigued. Bathrooms available to the side

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

this mosque is unique..the only one in Egypt with a mezana of twisted outer stairs..it is next to Guyer Anderson's museum(Beet Elkretleya)..it has nice curved scripts on its walls..a must visit..it is different

Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed 28 May 2017

one of the largest mosque in egypt i guess huge mosque and museum where 007 went from the old aera enjoyed

Thank Dr_MS1
Nearby Restaurants
Koshary El Hanafy
1 reviews
.27 km away
El Taybeen Restaurant
.31 km away
Kababgy & B.B.Q Alaa El Din
1 reviews
.33 km away
Kababgy El Hag Atef
1 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mohamed Ali Mosque
1,670 reviews
.94 km away
Islamic Cairo
625 reviews
.42 km away
Citadel (Al-Qalaa)
780 reviews
.97 km away
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
284 reviews
.74 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
16 January 2017|
Response from abuai | Reviewed this property |
I don't have the ticket, but it will be approximately 60 LE.