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Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo
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Private Full-Day Walking Tour through Islamic Cairo
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

one of the largest mosque in egypt i guess huge mosque and museum where 007 went from the old aera enjoyed

Thank Dr_MS1
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The interior is massive with amazing decorations from the inside,Cairo is full of many interesting mosques but this one is a must see though I think not many tourists know it so sad as its an amazing attraction to see when in Cairo

Thank Princess_Huda
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The Ibn Turin mosque is a MUST see when in Cairo. It's not typically a tourist destination which is why I got funny looks when I showed interest in visiting. But this is considered the oldest mosque in Cairo but has not been in use...More

Thank alliamohamed
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Spent about an hour here, the interior is massive and the assorted 'decorations' are very intricate and impressive. Spend time looking at the various vertical surfaces and up close, the detail on many objects is amazing. Also there are some tile flooring that has inlays...More

Thank 007Traveling_Man
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I am giving this 5 stars for two reasons: It is right next to Gayer-Anderson Museum (which you must visit by the way), and you can actually climb the minaret (me'zana) and get an amazing view of Cairo! The mosque itself is fine, there isn't...More

Thank Karim B
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a very early mosque (880 AD) within which the population of Cairo at the time might have fitted! Very simple and elegant, with an unusual spiral minaret possibly modelled on that at Samarra in Iraq, and reminiscent overall of the mosque at Kairouan....More

Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This ancient mosque is an excellent and well-preserved example of the architecture that was used in Samarra, Iraq - including the wrap around external staircase around the minaret.

Thank usmanibari
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This mosque is different in a way that it is less ornate, simple and oozing with understated charm. It is mostly not very busy, which affords people time to soak in the atmosphere and take wonderful photos. Friendly attendant will slip on shoe covers for...More

Thank la_speranza
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Ibn Tulun reflects one of the most importsnt and historical Islamic Mosque Art in the heart of Old Cairo.

Thank Adel S
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This somewhat out of the way mosque is a double-barrel pleasure with the Gayer-Anderson museum next door. Ibn Tulun is quiet, spare, even austere. Yet, it has several examples of different architecture including its climbable spiral tower. There really is a remarkable hush about this...More

Thank nycexpatagain
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15 January 2017|
Response from abuai | Reviewed this property |
I don't have the ticket, but it will be approximately 60 LE.