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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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“shoe covers” (7 reviews)
“oldest mosque” (5 reviews)
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Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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"gayer anderson"
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"shoe covers"
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"oldest mosque"
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"open courtyard"
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"original form"
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"unique mosque"
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"gold mosaic"
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"carved stucco"
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"main prayer hall"
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"islamic cairo"
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Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Surrounded by a huge heap of rubbish. (This is part of the experience) A must see! Tips: You can get up to the watchtower for a small baksheesh (tip). Visit the Gayer-Anderson house, which is joined to the Mosque wall. (This is the only building...More

Thank András T
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

This is a nice maintained mosque, and will come under Islamic Cairo part. Quite big in size. Visitors are allowed to go to the rooftop and walk around the roof. One can also climb the minar and will get a fantastic view of Islamic Cairo....More

1  Thank SonalKC
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

The mosque was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Ţūlūn, the Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868–884 whose rule was characterized by de facto independence. The historian al-Maqrizi lists the mosque's construction start date as 876 AD,[1] and the mosque's original inscription slab identifies the date of...More

Thank Bassel Z
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

The statue of ramasses the second is amazing, how they achieved such remarkable precision is just mind blowing , the statue itself is located in a museum with other outstanding sculpture, and also the lads who sell souvenirs on the site are really good ,they...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

1. Make sure you know when this place closes. 4pm in the summer and i had to beg to be let in as i was 15 mins late. 2. Its free but you will have to tip. Be polite and tip (only once!) 3. A...More

2  Thank buckpalace a
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Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

This is by far a beauty. It's very peaceful and relaxing. You can take beautiful pics there and there of. I would always recommend it.

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Reviewed 27 November 2015

It's like time machine you find your self in another era , you feel that you can hear the sound of history there

1  Thank Hatem_Tomy
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

A quiet and contemplative place in a traditional Cairo neighborhood that's nothing like the cleaned-up environment of Islamic Cairo.

1  Thank Aliza E
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

This is apparently the third oldest Mosque in Cairo. It is huge and open air. It was really interesting to be allowed to look around and learn about its history from our guide Mohamed.

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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
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I don't have the ticket, but it will be approximately 60 LE.
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