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Museum of Islamic Arts

Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo, Egypt
3901520
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Ranked #39 of 155 attractions in Cairo
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
Most recent review
- May 3, 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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139 reviews 139 reviews
100 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 attraction reviews
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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
119 helpful votes 119 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Cairo
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

It is a beg museum contains more than 30,000 pieces of the Islamic arts

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