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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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The Ibn Tulun Mosque

The Ibn Tulun Mosque :This mosque is one of Egypt’s oldest, as well as a popular tourist attraction. It is considered as oldest mosque of Cairo city surviving in it’s original... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Ibn Tulun Mosque :This mosque is one of Egypt’s oldest, as well as a popular tourist attraction. It is considered as oldest mosque of Cairo city surviving in it’s original form & dates back as early as 876 AD. This mosque reflects the characteristic features of Abbasid art within the realm of architecture. The 40 meter high minaret of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did the Islamic cairo tour through Mahmoud Hokka and this was not on our list of mosques to see. When we were at Citidel i noticed its open courtyard and suggested we visit this mosque, so we did. It feels like something from the past, like the moment you walk into it, you just fel you stepped into ancient... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large and beautiful mosque dating back to the 9th century. Has Minarets you can climb for a birds eye view of the Mosque compound and the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The oldest and largest mosque in Cairo, built in the 9th century AD, on top of a hill where Noah's Ark came to rest. Among its many wonderful features is a large centre courtyard typical of mosques back then but unusual today. It also has another unusual feature which is a minaret where the stairs spiral on its outside rather... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Highly recommended, one of the best Islamic attractions in Cairo, it is also one of Cairo's oldest mosques.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is really worth a visit. It has great views of the city. Go up the minaret for fantastic views. The mosque itself is also very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Head to the top of the tower will give you a nice view of Cairo! The mosque is in one of the most dilapidated and noisy parts of old Cairo.(Free entrance) Take your own bags to place your shoes in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

One of the oldest Mosques in Cairo.. Unique for its spiral minaret and squared columns... It's also one of the rare monuments in Egypt that document for the Shiea era in Egypt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a beautiful old Mosque. It's architecture is ancient and stunning. Adjacent to this Mosque is an Ottoman House. This house has to visited. It is just gob smackingly wonderful.The toilets in this place are surprisingly clean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It's one of most important mosque's you should visit when you're in Cairo. You will feel great and very relaxing it's full of Islamic arts. It's very unique.

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