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Address: Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Phone Number: 3901520
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Islamic Cairo History Tour

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you will know a lot about islamic art along the history.. impressive...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2013
rafa e
Cairo, Egypt
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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a nice experience over all the museum, it is nice and has wide collection of Islamic stuff to see

Thank Mira K
Dorking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Please be aware that this once world class museum has been destroyed by the bomb blast of a suicide bomber trying to blow up the police headquarters on the other side of the street. The museum may never open again and so many world class treasures have been lost by this idiotic act.

3 Thank longbsim
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

1 Thank Lejlatheteacher
Cairo, Egypt
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192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 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 

5 Thank rafa e
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

3 Thank Zayed2011
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank redband
Giza, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Dr_Ahmed638
Cairo, Egypt
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141 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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.

2 Thank TarekGad
London, United Kingdom
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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 

4 Thank stacyhackner
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 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 

5 Thank Dbtfan81

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