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Museum of Islamic Arts

Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
3901520
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Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is rarely visted by western tourists, yet it is so beautiful and relaxing. Well laid out by period and theme, the exhibits are displyed in a visually stunning way. A cool and interesting break from the hustle and bustle of Cairo. The museum is...More

Thank markjango
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today, Saturday, we went to the museum at around 13.00 and there was hardly anyone there... the museum is relatively new, clean, well maintained and objects are displayed well (although the lighting can be improved in some parts, such as the Indian (Mogul) paintings). Of...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

If you love Islamic arts, you must go! I happily spent hours viewing the collection which was bigger than I had been expecting. What a beautiful place. The collection is very well organised, with plenty of information (in English and Arabic) about each dynasty in...More

Thank Emma B
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

nicely displayed artifacts of Islam life from many centuries. Good descriptions in English and well lit. Nice garden area but not a must see attraction.

Thank jfd
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

This museum is standing for over the last 100 years. Beside the Egyptian museum both will give tourists agreat deal of knowledge about egyptian history. The Islamic art museum was Reopened as one of the most organized , well presented museum in egypt, one of...More

Thank Mahmud E
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

nice building amazing treasures very well displayed close to city center Nice small garden highly recomended

Thank Marwa Z
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

I went there with my wife and it was great, the price for Egyptian is very low and there is a special ticket for photography, the place is not large but it has a lot of great artifacts from the old Islamic era, I really...More

Thank Kareem E
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

One of the great museums to see of Islamic Art. I thought the Fatimid Room to be absolutely fabulous. An abundance especially of Luster ware and portable midrabs. The museum is beautifully laid out through time periods.One should plan about 2.5 hours. I must say,...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

After the restoration the Museum looks really well, the exhibition is well oragnized. You get to find out a lot of things about how the islamic civilization has develioped and there are many beautiful artifacts. It's worth the visit.

Thank Andreea C
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Having visited the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha recently (and being fascinated by the focus on beauty and function of Islamic art), we (group of 3 couples) chose to visit Cairo's equivalent. It was every bit as impressive. We were very fortunate to have...More

Thank Andrew S
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