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Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas

134 Reviews

Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas

134 Reviews
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Check off three of Cairo’s most important ancient Egyptian sites in a day with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Start at Giza, home to the three Great Pyramids, the Valley Temple, and the majestic Sphinx. After a restaurant lunch, travel to Saqqara, an ancient cemetery known for Egypt’s first true pyramid. Finish with a visit to Memphis, city of the pharaohs who built these ancient tombs.
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Kazi Y wrote a review Mar. 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions62 helpful votes
The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As was originally built in 641–642 AD in Cairo. The original structure was the first mosque in Egypt and the whole of Africa. Through the twentieth century, it was the fourth largest mosque in the Islamic world. The location for the mosque was the site of the tent of the commander of the Muslim army, general Amr ibn al-As. Due to extensive reconstruction over the centuries nothing of the original building remains. The mosque is not well maintained, needs upgrading from broken lamps, old carpets etc.It is an active mosque, and when prayers are not taking place, it is also open to visitors and tourists. At the time of visiting the mosque women need to cover their heads; arms and legs and all visitors will need to leave their shoes prior to entering the mosque. The mosque is an active place of worship, as such, the mosque is not open to visitors during prayer times and on holy days.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sirpa_13 wrote a review Oct. 2019
25 contributions7 helpful votes
This mosque is a great example of art work during early Islamic era. This is the first mosque built in Cairo, so you really feel like walking in history's footsteps. Women can also enter and they provide coverings.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Michael H wrote a review Sep. 2019
Camarillo, California337 contributions275 helpful votes
This was the first Mosque built in Cario. It has been greatly expanded over time. Coverings for women are provided. Women can not enter during pray times.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Farjad A wrote a review Aug. 2019
London, United Kingdom144 contributions33 helpful votes
Beautiful mosque, first to be built in Cairo. Real sense of walking in history's footsteps. Great example of early Islamic era art work.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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FrenchTraveller001 wrote a review May 2019
Paris, France686 contributions471 helpful votes
This is by far one of the most atmospheric mosques in Old Cairo. It combines shrines, madrassas, a bimaristan, and wonderful Islamic architecture. A must-see.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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