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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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"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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"call to prayer"
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"islamic cairo"
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"mohammed ali mosque"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful mosque. Just make sure you ask the people working there if you could get right to the top. Be aware though, they'll ask you for tips just for walking you from one end of the mosque to the other. Also, note, in this mosque,...More

Thank Huda A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it`s still under restoration but if you go there don`t miss climbing the stairs of the famous spiral minaret , the view is amazing from high up.

Thank Ahmed H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took several years before all restaurationwork was finished and the mosque could once more be visited by the general public. The oldest mosque in town and still a heaven of peace and tranquillity. Admire the very classic decoration of the large halls, the mihrab,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but it was still a stunner. Be sure and look at the lovely courtyard approaching the mosque. There are people there to answer questions.

Thank BurkinaFaso
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Built on a small hill during 876 AD, this Mosque is one of the oldest and the largest in Egypt covering more than 26,000 sq mt floor space with the central courtyard itself measuring around 92 sq mt. A fountain with a huge marble basin...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This was one of many places I requested our tour guide take us to visit. So many sights, including this one, were like ghost towns! And what a shame that is. This mosque is gorgeous! So many beautiful architectural details. You have to pay a...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

If you visit Ibn Tulun. Makes sure you have your knees and shoulders covered . All other mosques we have visited , have abaya's to rent for a few pounds . But they didn't in Ibn Tulun . However the tourist police and the mosque...More

Thank Saldunc
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

This mosque has important history and is a must-do quick stop when inside the gates of Old Cairo. It doesn't take long to do a quick round to admire the architecture.

Thank Eileen W
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Our guide (who was Muslim) provided an excellent tour of this mosque and the history behind it plus explained the rituals Muslims go through for prayer and why. Without a guide I think you miss the real significance of this mosque.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We went here with our tour guide. He explained its history and usage. We walked around and took some nice pics. It's not active so dress code is not enforced. You will have to wear shoe covers. The bathroom is a hole in the ground...More

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