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Mosque of Ibn Tulun

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Address: Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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This is considered one of Egypt's largest and oldest mosques, which was...

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.

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beautiful structure.........

If you're into architecture, well this is a must see while in Egypt. I'm in love with structures, therefore it was on my list of must see when I went to Egypt in November 2010. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2015
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

If you're into architecture, well this is a must see while in Egypt. I'm in love with structures, therefore it was on my list of must see when I went to Egypt in November 2010. I had a personal tour guide that picked me up from my hotel. My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of mosque. In... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I would strongly recommend to visit this mosque, it is one of the greatest architecture structures in the world, proud to be an egyptian. I would strongly recommend you go and pray there if you are a Muslim.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Inportant to visit amony your journey to islamic Cairo. It is the oldest in the area and quite huge. Vey unique spiral minarat. One of two in the world, the other in Iraq. Nice to compare the architecture of this mosque with others in the mamloukian and Fatimian era.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Apart from the fact that this is one of the oldest mosques in Egypt, and retains its original form, the decorations are much more attractive in the Mohammed Ali mosque in the Citadel, or the Al-Rifai or Sultan Hassan mosques. The structure is centred around a huge open courtyard surrounded by hallways. You will need to pay for shoe covers.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Ibn Tulun Mosque is almost brand new marble all over but consider one of the oldest Mosque in Cairo. I visited this mosque several time because I love to walk inside and take some photo (I will upload some with this review. The mosque located in the old Cairo part around half a mile from Al Al-Hussein Mosque (One of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

So peaceful and lovely building. Make sure you go up the tower. Well worth it, not just for the view of Cairo but also for the mosque from above.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

It is a WOW wonder. And the journey is complete by visiting the Gayer Anderson's museum next to the mosque. The scale is monumental and very relaxing. It is the oldest and most beautiful mosque in Cairo

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

It is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area. Completed in 879 AD, it is still being restored, so it is not used for praying. Part of. James Bond film_ The Spy Who Loved Me were filmed here.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

The most interesting part of the mosque was the Minaret. Since Ibn Tulun was originally from Baghdad you can see the influence of his origin in the minaret, which has stairs from the outside,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Egypt is a confusing place, because of its long history and the present situation is so different. However,it is worth a vist. Including those ancient Egyptian temple,and the Islamic city, such as Cairo and Alexander. Suggest that you should read some history books before your trip to avoid in the scene at a loss. And we are so lucky to... More 

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