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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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Reviewed 3 November 2015

I think my title says it all. We were not impressed. Yes, its large but fundamentally uninteresting. Caretakers pushed hard for large donations. We had hoped to walk from here to the Citadel but that is fundamntally impossible since the Citadel entrance is on the...More

Thank Ron and Jeanne B
Reviewed 26 October 2015

the maazana in that mosque is just amazing, the mosque was really amazing and i really enjoyed the spirituality of the place

Thank AlaaFahmy
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Apart being extremely ancient, this mosque is unique for its minaret, which can be climbed and its huge space, which strikingly contrasts the nearby crowded little streets of Old Cairo. Beside the mosque is a museum in an old majestic home, with a nice quiet...More

1  Thank Koan T
Reviewed 25 October 2015

A day trip in old Cairo is a must & this is one of the must visit Mosques in the area plus Al Sultan Hassan mosque.

1  Thank Worldtraveler13-14
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I believe the Ibn Tulun mosque is the most serene place in Cairo. When I want to feel at peace I just head to Ibn Tulun. The mosque architecturally is beautiful and unique. If you are visiting Cairo make sure not to miss it.The secret...More

1  Thank Amr_Heikal
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

i had heard so much about this masjid. It is one of the oldest in the area. but sadly, it is not maintained at all. the carpets were all worn out and dust ridden. when we asked if we could pray two rakats the man...More

Thank Sarz08
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The mosque of Ibn Tulun is not only the oldest surviving mosque structure of Cairo, it is also unique and one of the city's most distinct ones.

Thank Taco M
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

The restoration of this mosque is commendable. It has giving it new lease of life. There is a water spring which runs water continuously. Worth a visit.

Thank imran_hotmale
Reviewed 5 August 2015

It's very nice to visit such a huge and old Islamic complex.One can feel like he has just visited an Aladin movie because of the huge pillars around it it's also important to visit for Islamic architecture enthusiast since they will learn how the architecure...More

1  Thank Marwan S
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Imposing mosque with a huge courtyard and unusual minaret with a spiral staircase. Paddled around in cloth overshoes tied over our ordinary shoes, rather than going barefoot - quite fun! A must-see is the Gayer Anderson Museum next door (40 LE) - a fascinating collection...More

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the entrace price if going without a group
15 January 2017|
Response from abuai | Reviewed this property |
I don't have the ticket, but it will be approximately 60 LE.