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Mosque of Ibn Tulun

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 built between AD 876 and AD 879 by an Abbasid governor sent from Baghdad to rule over Egypt.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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"gayer anderson"
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"shoe covers"
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"oldest mosque"
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"open courtyard"
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"original form"
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"unique mosque"
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"carved stucco"
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"main prayer hall"
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"free entrance"
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"islamic cairo"
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"century ad"
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"restoration work"
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"worth the effort"
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"mohammed ali mosque"
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"awe inspiring"
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"minaret"
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

I had never visited a Mosque and was delighted to change that in Cairo. We were lucky that we had a local guide, we attended a wedding in Cairo and he was another guest, when he heard we were from Ireland he insisted on accompanying...More

Thank motorcar1
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

This mosque, unique for its characteristics, is very neglected. The best part is really not inside. The minaret that made it famous is really in between the outer and inner walls. So you can visit it without the scam that is always tried on tourists....More

Thank mariajux
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

A fascinating temple. Look out for the spiralling minaret - which you can go up for a fine all-round view of the city.

Thank williamwooderson
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

I recommend you get a guide to take you to this amazing Mosque so they can explain the amazing and beautiful inscriptions and then climb up the stairs to see the most fantastic view of Cairo.

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

One of the biggest mosques and you can climb the minaret as it has some stairs from the outside. Simple beautiful!

Thank Rasha S
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

This mosque reflects the simplicity of early Islam, unlike the almost baroque mosques - like Mohammed Ali in the Citadel. It is in a quiet old neighborhood next to the Gayer-Anderson museum. If you are not height phobic, head up the windy stairs of the...More

Thank 111JCM111
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

You can include Gawers house, just next door to the mosques as well. its minerate very unique, resembeles Smarra Minarate in Iraq before the american deolishes it "Sad"

Thank Naeil E
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Beautiful mosque and really calm, relaxing with a great view from the minaret which you can climb for some bakshish ( 5 LE I gave ) ... The view from there is really great and you can really get the city from there.

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

Aged architecture was truly stunning. We loved the views of the city and it was so serene just to be walking there.

Thank lenoralsg
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Being able to see this and some other mosques, we truly learned about architecture. We climbed the minaret with great view and loved this place!

Thank Hollyc360
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t-annaransibia
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I don't have the ticket, but it will be approximately 60 LE.
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