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Museum of Islamic Arts

Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo, Egypt
3901520
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Ranked #37 of 157 Attractions in Cairo
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was a surprise as we wondered through Cairo and stumbled upon this wonderful museum which is free of charge. Lovely ceramics and other works of art.

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Cairo, Egypt
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178 reviews 178 reviews
130 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

go to the famous "al Azhar street", it is 2 minutes walk from the bridge carrying the same name " al Azhar ". Get your camera ready, very informative collection, All eras of islamic art are very well represented. I am very fond of Islamic art, I believe it is so fabulous, so I would recommend visiting this museum to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

if you would like to time travel , just pass the door steps of this museum a lot to see , a lot to know about this Era , half day spending worth it

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This little-known museum is well worth a visit, it has outstanding exhibits and unlike the Egyptian Museum is labelled and arranged orderly. The only negatives for me were that some of the items I was interested in had lost their labels and the lighting was on the blink in some areas which made it a bit dark and didn't do... More

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Giza, Egypt
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

It was good feeling to know more about this, just go there and you will find something you are interested in.

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Cairo, Egypt
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Much to see here ranging from documents to artifacts ... spend time to learn about the history of Islam in Egypt.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This museum, contrary to popular belief, is OPEN. (Our hotel reception thought otherwise.) It is beautifully arranged, with lots of light and a well-curated collection. The right wing goes by period and the left by type of object. The art is really beautiful and presents a wide range of historical objets d'art. Every object placard is in English and Arabic,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The museum had been closed for renovation for many years but finally on this trip I was able to see it and It was well worth the wait. Representing a wide variety of periods and locations, this museum has one of the best collections of Islamic Art in the world - Rivaling the great museum collections of the British and... More

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Liverpool
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78 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is a well appointed, newly refurbished museum, that contains some wonderful masterpieces of Islamic art from the Ummayad period up to the age of the Ottomans. The labelling in English is fairly minimal (though rather fuller in Arabic), but this museum works best when you don't read the labels at all, but just let it wash over you. A... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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46 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

This museum is a particularly good one, especially/mostly if you're interested in Islamic art. There's enough variety in the artifacts as you progress that you don't get a little bored of seeing the same sort of thing over and over, while the artifacts themselves are beautiful and come from a wide variety of periods/locations (Iranian, Ottoman, Mongolian, Egyptian Mamluk, etc).... More

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