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Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

This was the first Mosque built in Cario. It has been greatly expanded over time. Coverings for women are provided. Women can not enter during pray times.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Beautiful mosque, first to be built in Cairo. Real sense of walking in history's footsteps. Great example of early Islamic era art work.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 29 May 2019

This is by far one of the most atmospheric mosques in Old Cairo. It combines shrines, madrassas, a bimaristan, and wonderful Islamic architecture. A must-see.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 May 2019

Nice historic Mosque in a relatively good condition compared to other sites of similar age in Egypt.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019

But that’s all there is to it. Due to extensive reconstruction over the centuries, nothing of the original building remains. It houses a lot of marble pillars taken from Roman sites.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PriyaRam64
Reviewed 17 April 2019

'Amr Ibn al-'As was the Arab commander who captured Egypt in 641. He besieged the Byzantine fort of Babylon and his camp there became Al-Fustat (The Tent), the first Muslim capital of Egypt, with the next one built north to it. 'Amr played also a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MathiasS75
Reviewed 13 April 2019

Fortunately this is not on the tourist trail, hence saved from crowds and even bigger crowds of beggars. I came to know about it from a travelogue of Justice Usmani. This is the first mosque in Africa. Its first Imam (prayer leader) and Moaz'zen (caller...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SalmanLondon
Reviewed 1 March 2019

This lovely mosque is close to the Coptic city and easy to visit from Mar Girgis metro. It's usually busy, but it is so spacious that it never feels crowded. I found it more elegant and appealing than the more often visited Ibn Tulun and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

The Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas, constructed by Amr Ibn Al-As in 642 AD, is the first mosque built in both Egypt and Africa.   Amr was an Arab general who fought against the Romans and was hailed by the Copts as a liberator.  He...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank YBahaa
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Amr Ibn El Aas is the first masjid mosque built in Africa it is located in Old Cairo. It is one of the most important Islamic buildings you have to see if you are visiting Cairo. The place is till open for prayers and accessible...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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