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Islamic oldest Cairo mosque day tour

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    Islamic Cairo
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission excluded
    meet our guide at 9 am or any time fit your schedule then transfer to visit Islamic oldest city in old Cairo start first with Amr ibn el As who enter Isalm in Egypt and defeated Roman and move the capital from Alexandria to oldest Islamic city called el Fustat then transfer to visit Azhar mosque from one thousand years ago, The mosque of Al Azhar is the first islamic  university built in Cairo around 1000 years ago and it was the official mosque to have the Friday prayer. It was built by the great Fatimid army leader and the builder of Cairo, Gawhar El Seqelly with the orders of the Fatimid Caliph, Al Mui'z le Din Allah. The building work of the mosque of Al Azhar started in the year 970 AD and it was finished three years afterwards in 972 AD. then khan el khili market  then ranfer to viist ibn tutlun mosque  why it is important to visit 1-It is the oldest intact functioning Islamic monument in Cairo. It is considered the 3rd mosque which was constructed for the whole community or the congregation joined together for the Friday noon prayer. 2- It is also rare preserved example of the art and the architecture of the classical period of Islam. It is one of the biggest mosques in Egypt. The mosque together with the ziyada occupies an area of 6.5 acres. The Minaret:It stands on the North side of the Ziyada, where a door leads to it is an unusual stone structure with an outer staircase, and a Mameluk top of the type named Mabkhara. This minaret caused controversy among the Cairo's Architectural historians. We don't have enough sources to clear this point or determine its date. then transfer back to your hotel
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    all cairo and giza hotels
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    • Bottled water
    • Qualified Egyptologist guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • entry fees
    • Entry/Admission - Islamic Cairo
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    Fun, fast and honest
    Mina (Guide) and Ahmed (driver) were both very professional. I had a great day with them. Only two concerns: 1.
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    Donnybrook, Australia
    Not what I paid for .
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    Toronto, Canada
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    hussain r
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    Great experience
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    Tooele, Utah
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    Los Angeles
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    My tour of Cairo was great! Out guide pick us up early morning to avoid the afternoon heat. We did and saw
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    New York City, New York
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    My first trip to the Middle East for my birthday celebration. I couldn’t have asked for a better car service and
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    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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