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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 5 days ago

The overall citadel on its lofty perch above Cairo streets is impressive. There are three mosques to visit, of which this is one. Not as impressive as the Mohammed Ali mosque, this being smaller and less well decorated.

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to access, and very large. it's worth the stop-by if intrigued. Bathrooms available to the side

Thank codym481
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this mosque is unique..the only one in Egypt with a mezana of twisted outer stairs..it is next to Guyer Anderson's museum(Beet Elkretleya)..it has nice curved scripts on its walls..a must visit..it is different

Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one of the largest mosque in egypt i guess huge mosque and museum where 007 went from the old aera enjoyed

Thank Dr_MS1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The interior is massive with amazing decorations from the inside,Cairo is full of many interesting mosques but this one is a must see though I think not many tourists know it so sad as its an amazing attraction to see when in Cairo

Thank Princess_Huda
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The Ibn Turin mosque is a MUST see when in Cairo. It's not typically a tourist destination which is why I got funny looks when I showed interest in visiting. But this is considered the oldest mosque in Cairo but has not been in use...More

Thank alliamohamed
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Spent about an hour here, the interior is massive and the assorted 'decorations' are very intricate and impressive. Spend time looking at the various vertical surfaces and up close, the detail on many objects is amazing. Also there are some tile flooring that has inlays...More

Thank 007Traveling_Man
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I am giving this 5 stars for two reasons: It is right next to Gayer-Anderson Museum (which you must visit by the way), and you can actually climb the minaret (me'zana) and get an amazing view of Cairo! The mosque itself is fine, there isn't...More

Thank Karim B
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a very early mosque (880 AD) within which the population of Cairo at the time might have fitted! Very simple and elegant, with an unusual spiral minaret possibly modelled on that at Samarra in Iraq, and reminiscent overall of the mosque at Kairouan....More

Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This ancient mosque is an excellent and well-preserved example of the architecture that was used in Samarra, Iraq - including the wrap around external staircase around the minaret.

Thank usmanibari
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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.