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Museum of Islamic Arts

Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
3901520
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Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Museum of Islamic Arts in Cairo is one of the best in the world. It has recently been restored, and the presentation of the art objects is first rate. The museum is comfortable (cool and quiet, away from the chaos of the city) and...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This museum is one of the rear museums of the world , you can find the meaning of Islamic arts , somthing you will keep thinking of it for a long time

Thank Hossamtanahi
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Don't miss this Museum. Its a very well planned Museum. Information on Islamic culture and monuments are provided here. You will take at least two hours to see the full museum. Lots of antics are on display here...

1  Thank Shabbir117
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

First time to visit the museum after the reopening to be fair the government did an excellent job of renovation and restoration Full of art, history and iconic artefacts. Highly recommended

Thank Khaled Z
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

The museum re-opened earlier this year after restoration and it's well worth a visit. Inside it's cool and quiet with a superb collection arranged by theme {calligraphy, ceramics, textiles etc} and by period. Most of the artefacts are Egyptian but there are also pieces from...More

Thank Stephen T
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

After traveling around Egypt, I have to say this is one museum that is very well kept and focused on its message through its exhibits. The museum was shut down for 3 years and was opened again only 3 months ago after an unfortunate bomb...More

1  Thank Jetsetgirl24
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This museum is a must for those interested in Islamic as opposed to Pharaonic decorative arts. It contains collections of wooden and metal crafts, tiling, textiles and ceramics of all periods up to the 18th century. The labeling of exhibits is useful but often quite...More

Thank NicJBoston
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

I am very glad I had an opportunity to visit this museum. There is an excellent display of pieces of art from different periods of history. Ceramic tiles, glass, brass and copper, wood and carpets. The rooms are spacious and well lit. A number of...More

Thank Johanna M
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Museum of Islamic arts is a wonderful museum with a lot of Islamic ancient monuments among all ages of the Islamic ancient. Monuments of the Umayyad period from about 1300 years ago. The way of showing and demonstrating the monuments is amazing. The location is...More

Thank princemady
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Today we finally got to spend a leisurely hour in the again newly reopened museum. We had visited it briefly just after being reopened officially by former President Mubarak and just before his subsequent exit from office. All said and done, it displays a concise...More

Thank Moshe B
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