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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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"free entrance"
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"islamic cairo"
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"century ad"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 29 March 2018

A one-of-a-kind place, full of history and spirituality. I recommend going up to the top of the stairs of the minaret and enjoying the panorama. The last flight of stairs has a very low handrail and I don't recommend it to go there with children.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Ok, this is apparently a significant historical building, and it is free (sort of - you are asked to donate for the slippers you must wear), but it is just a big empty building. there is no explanation or information. I do however suggest going...More

Thank Art H
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Our guide was able to steer us through this big mosque and explain all the important things. You could walk to the top of a minurete, however, there were LOTS of steps up and we chose not to.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had a great few hours here. Hardly any tourists about. The view from the minarets is fantastic. The Gayer-Anderson museum is really worth a visit while you're here.

Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Oldest mosque in Cairo. Go to the top of the mianret and contemplate as the mamluks might have.Expect to pay for having your shoes looked after.

Thank Sumra K
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This is one of my favorite sites in Cairo. I don't think it is well known to most people, and is one of the most authentic structures in all of the city. An incredible sister Mosque to that of Samara in Iraq and also from...More

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