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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

The oldest mosque in Africa, but one that has been changed and rebuilt many times, as a result you now have a big very functional mosque that lacks anything that would make it interesting for tourists. It really has nothing that appeals at all. On...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas (aka, Mosque of Amr, and in its early years referred to as the Mosque of Conquest, Taj al-Jawamie (Crown of Mosques), Masjid Ahl ar-Rayah (Mosque of Banner Holders), and al-Jamie'al-Ateeq (the Ancient Mosque)), originally built over the years 641 and...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

This is meant to be the oldest mosque in Egypt, but as it has been renovated many times, this is hard to tell. It is very plain and run down. However we were given information about the mosque and pamphlets on the Muslim religion (which...More

Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed April 20, 2018

this mosque shows one of the beautiful architectural masterpieces. though less well maintained, but inside the air was cool. this mosque can be visited without having to pay. I suggest to be one of the list of attractions that must be visited when in Cairo

Thank tppas2000
Reviewed February 22, 2018

This was a good mosque to visit. No extra policing of clothing, with no renovations at the moment. The 3 midrabs on the qibla wall are in great condition, and it was clean. The dikka was in nice shape. It's a working mosque and lots...More

Thank SLWS5775
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We spent a god time at the Mosque of Amr Inb El-Aas which is considered one of the oldest mosques in Egypt

Thank hafezmagdi
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

I am sincerely happy this was included on our tour of Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. It gave me a glimpse into the Muslim religion. I came to the mosque prepared to cover up with a shawl. In its simplicity, it is beautiful. As we departed,...More

Thank nadia562002
Reviewed January 14, 2018

This is a quiet mosque with many beautiful pillars, just like the one in Cordoba. Only that they are not painted in red, but still a very beautiful mosque. You have to take off your shoes when entering the mosque and have to give some...More

Thank Jumaiiyah A
Reviewed November 27, 2017

The Masjid isnt as original as I would have expected due to extensive upgrades but inside you will find a relaxed environment of people talking, praying, reading Quran. This is the spot where Amr Ibn El As set up his tent on the initial expectation...More

Thank Ibrahim G
Reviewed November 5, 2017

A great historical mosque and I believe it was the first mosque in Egypt. It has become a little neglected in some areas and could do with more care and attention/redecoration. There is a certain magic about this historical place.

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