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Address: Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Islamic Cairo History Tour
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One of the best collections of Islamic Art in the world

The museum had been closed for renovation for many years but finally on this trip I was able to see it and It was well worth the wait. Representing a wide variety of periods and... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2013
Dbtfan81
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

The museum had been closed for renovation for many years but finally on this trip I was able to see it and It was well worth the wait. Representing a wide variety of periods and locations, this museum has one of the best collections of Islamic Art in the world - Rivaling the great museum collections of the British and... More 

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Liverpool
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134 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2012

This is a well appointed, newly refurbished museum, that contains some wonderful masterpieces of Islamic art from the Ummayad period up to the age of the Ottomans. The labelling in English is fairly minimal (though rather fuller in Arabic), but this museum works best when you don't read the labels at all, but just let it wash over you. A... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2012

This museum is a particularly good one, especially/mostly if you're interested in Islamic art. There's enough variety in the artifacts as you progress that you don't get a little bored of seeing the same sort of thing over and over, while the artifacts themselves are beautiful and come from a wide variety of periods/locations (Iranian, Ottoman, Mongolian, Egyptian Mamluk, etc).... More 

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Cairo
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2012

It is a beg museum contains more than 30,000 pieces of the Islamic arts

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1 Thank AliRadi
london
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59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Some beautiful and historical pieces on display, including the building. A place to spend the day, not an hour!

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Wellington
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Unlike the Egyptian Museum, this collection is very well labeled, comprehensive, has educational information and is incredibly fascinating. A beautiful collection. ***Follow the location as highlighted on the Lonely Planet Cairo map, not the location given on google maps as this is incorrect.

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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

At first glance, Islamic art is all the same. However, the amount of detail in the work is amazing. Seeing a huge copy of the Kuran (Quran, however you want to spell it) written in gold leaf is a real eye-opener. As are the 5m high doors from one of the mosques. The museum is also a cool respite from... More 

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San Francisco, California
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90 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2011

I visited this museum in April 2011. The museum is in a new and modern setting with very high quality items on display. The information in English is excellent and well lit by day light. It is a rather small museum laid out on one floor only with a small collection, but serious Islamic art fans can easily spend more... More 

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Qaha city,Egypt
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267 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2011

One of the greatest museums in the world concerning the great islamic arts with a great varities of monuments. You can not miss visiting it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 November 2011

A friend and I was so excited by the chance to visit the Islamic Museum of Cairo, after its extensive renovation. This museum has some of the oldest, precious and most valuable antiquities from the Islamic world. They are displayed in a modern professional way, unfortunately the written material that accompanies the exhibits, I have to say are extremely poor.... More 

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