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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
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
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
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
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
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
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