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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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Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only tourist attraction that I feel comfortable in Cairo. The rest are in different level of chaos. Go up the minaret and the view is amazing. Enjoyed myself at this place.

Thank irene c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite mosque in islamic Cairo. Never get enough of this mosque. I was there with a very experienced tour guid , he had lots of info about the mosque , he was the best story teller

Thank Doaa E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a different and special mosque... huge , yet not over decorated Going up the minaret is an amazing experience , overlooking a wonderful view.

Thank Marwa Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my fav mosques in the area. Going up the minaret gives a splendid view. Members of the mosque were good fun, enjoying my attempt of reading the Arabic alphabet.

Thank Cornflake81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a Thursday morning at 9 am and was the only person in the entire mosque ! Dating from the 9th century it is beautiful and the minaret offers a very good view

Thank hartmutp310
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Visited many times and love the serenity of this place. Go up the minaret to get some good photos of Cairo. I spent quite a bit of time there playing with the Mosque cats, make sure you visit Gayer Anderson House, which is just to...More

Thank Nefertari
Reviewed 23 October 2017

It's not particularly well maintained but definitely worth a visit. Huge main courtyard area. Few people there.

Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Archaeologically significant for its vintage but unlike the citadel of salah ed deen no great views of the city and not much to admire by way of architecture

Thank yassirbom
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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 23 August 2017

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
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15 January 2017|
Response from abuai | Reviewed this property |
I don't have the ticket, but it will be approximately 60 LE.