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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely mosque is close to the Coptic city and easy to visit from Mar Girgis metro. It's usually busy, but it is so spacious that it never feels crowded. I found it more elegant and appealing than the more often visited Ibn Tulun and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank captainnedludd
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas, constructed by Amr Ibn Al-As in 642 AD, is the first mosque built in both Egypt and Africa.   Amr was an Arab general who fought against the Romans and was hailed by the Copts as a liberator.  He...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank YBahaa
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

Amr Ibn El Aas is the first masjid mosque built in Africa it is located in Old Cairo. It is one of the most important Islamic buildings you have to see if you are visiting Cairo. The place is till open for prayers and accessible...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MoJadel
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

It’s the oldest mosque in Africa. It’s very beautiful, different from the ones I had seen in Turkey, for example. But then I discovered that it is quite typical of Egypt. I loved the open courtyard, it reminded me of the Hindu temples I visited...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

The mosque has history behind it but not the most spectacular mosque I have been, nevertheless it was very quiet and peaceful there, I spent a short time there with my tour guide.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Charlie_r251
Reviewed January 2, 2019

it has a nice piece of history being the first mosque to be built in Cairo (Fustat) but nothing more. The mosque in its current architecture is very similar to many many mosques you would see around the Islamic world

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Rather a plain mosque compared to others in the Coptic quarter and a worth a quick look if you have spare time. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Large functional mosque with many solid marble columns. Of historical value as it is the site of the oldest mosque built in whole of Africa continent but has been rebuilt/expanded so many times until nothing original stands. Carpet is pretty, not the usual red striped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

As we believe in diffrent religion; we decide to have a look at some mosques in Egypt. It is preferred to visit the mosque in the Holy month of Ramadan when you can feel the spirit of the place when it is fully crowded with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful mosque to visit. It is well preserved and carries a lot of history with it. A very rich visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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