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Address: Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Islamic Cairo History Tour
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Interesting way to spend a couple of hours

At first glance, Islamic art is all the same. However, the amount of detail in the work is amazing. Seeing a huge copy of the Kuran (Quran, however you want to spell it) written... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

At first glance, Islamic art is all the same. However, the amount of detail in the work is amazing. Seeing a huge copy of the Kuran (Quran, however you want to spell it) written in gold leaf is a real eye-opener. As are the 5m high doors from one of the mosques. The museum is also a cool respite from... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

I visited this museum in April 2011. The museum is in a new and modern setting with very high quality items on display. The information in English is excellent and well lit by day light. It is a rather small museum laid out on one floor only with a small collection, but serious Islamic art fans can easily spend more... More 

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Qaha city,Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

One of the greatest museums in the world concerning the great islamic arts with a great varities of monuments. You can not miss visiting it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

A friend and I was so excited by the chance to visit the Islamic Museum of Cairo, after its extensive renovation. This museum has some of the oldest, precious and most valuable antiquities from the Islamic world. They are displayed in a modern professional way, unfortunately the written material that accompanies the exhibits, I have to say are extremely poor.... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2011

This museum is an oasis of great exhibits, excellent curatorship and comfortable surroundings. There are a couple of obvious shortcomings that could be easily addressed. The museum does not allow photography and requires visitors to leave cameras at reception. However the security arrangements at reception seem well-organised and efficient and I had no qualms about leaving expensive camera equipment there.... More 

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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2011

Cairo's Museum of Islamic Arts finally re-opened late last year and should be on anyone's top ten list of places to visit while here. It is very well laid out with one wing showcasing an extensive collection covering the Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods. You'll find early woodwork from the 10th and 11th centuries, wonderful Mamluk brassware and some... More 

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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2011

Sorry this review is a little late, I visited the Museum of Islamic Arts in January 2011 after it had recently re-opened after renovations. I'm glad I took the time to visit because I think it is a treasure trove and the day I visited I had almost the entire place to myself. The museum is fresh, clean and the... More 

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1 Thank 35yrdream
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2010

After seven years the Museum is open. I remember it from 20 years ago. It was so mysterious as the treasures lingered in the shadows of neglect. But now the true beauty of all is revealed. spectacular. A visit before exploring the islamic monuments is a wonderful introduction to islamic art and architecture

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2009

I wish to announce that the Museum is still closed for renovations, I was told today (04.01.09) that it will be open early in 2010 !!

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Flanders, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2008

I really wanted to visit this Museum, but we called and they said they would not be open until sometime next year. I was so disappointed, especially because it was supposed to be open last year.

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