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Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas

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I wanted to explore it but I was turned off by the garbage thrown all over the entrance and it's so disrespectful considering that was the first mosque in Egypt!

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Joe S
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went sightseeing and my husband wanted to see this mosque. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable so made sightseeing much more interesting. This mosque was the 1st mosque in Africa. The people in the mosque were warm. They provided clothes to put over to cover any skin showing. Also we were given some books to read about Islam and... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I wanted to explore it but I was turned off by the garbage thrown all over the entrance and it's so disrespectful considering that was the first mosque in Egypt!

Thank Joe S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We almost missed the Amr Ibn El-Aas mosque having been only vaguely aware of where it was whilst we were wandering towards the coptic part of Cairo but we were really glad we went in and explored. It's hard to wrap your head around the history of this mosque and there aren't many places so steeped in history that you... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is the site of the oldest mosque in Cairo but the current mosque is not old. This is only the site.

Thank Tom S
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I love this mosque and its history. Unfortunately today there were many school trips and the kids thought it a great place to run wild. They were also running up and down the 'minbar' which is the province of the imam, and the teachers with them weren't stopping them. This destroyed the serenity of the place. Also, many visitors who... More 

Thank Catherine S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very historic Mosque which is near the Coptic area and several other historic buildings. Has been rebuilt but is still full of history.

Thank Mark G
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Huge mosque but not only is it's size impressive but it's history and significance too. It is certainly the first mosque in Egypt and in all of the continent of Africa. From the start it was huge but extensions have been add over the years too, often after completely demolishing it and rebuilding it. From its simple walled design it... More 

Thank Amin A
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

A really beautiful mosque in Old Cairo. It is completely rebuilt. Nothing of the old mosque remains. Very interesting because of the history.

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

It's also just a minute's walk north of Coptic Cairo, if you're in that area.its location, It is also nearby the Ben Ezra Synagogue and several Coptic churches.

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Went with a friend visiting Egypt for the first time and she really Enjoyed it! The Mosque is located in the Fustat area with around 7 churches around it, a synagogue so its centrally located in a melting pot of culture and religions! Seeing the old and the Older in the difference between the first part that was built and... More 

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