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  • Michael F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular all round. Very well curated exhibits that provide a great sense of history. New addition of mummies also spectacular. Many thanks.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • pamelaglover13
    Elstree, UK31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited the mosque as part of a city tour with Viator and the lovely Asma. Highly recommended. Our guide was so knowledgeable. The morning trip also included the citadel and the Cairo museum.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Alok P
    Doha, Qatar4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see place in Cairo. Ancient historic churches and a synagogue.
    Situated in Old Cairo and very accessible even by Metro.
    Written March 17, 2024
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  • Charlotte M
    France9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do market although I liked the local markets more, I visited one during my Cairo food tour with Food tours by Mila. You need to bargain hard and no matter how much it seems like it was still over priced, the oils was 10-20 times more expensive than the prices I found in local markets. It's huge market though and definitely good place to buy souvenirs like magnets I enjoyed walking and learning about Islamic history with our guide.
    Written April 13, 2024
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  • cdandoy
    Gilbert, AZ923 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed seeing this church and learning how it got its name. It has a beautiful entrance/walkway. Some nice details on the inside.
    Written March 18, 2024
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  • ykiran77
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great historical place, huge fortress made of stones, well preserved, a must see when visited Egypt, will require 2-3 hours, washrooms are available.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • betteskid
    Boston, MA1,356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed our visit to this 14th century mosque in Cairo. As an older structure, it was interesting to compare the architecture to two others we have visited - built much later. This mosque was hauntingly beautiful and is definitely worth visiting.
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,532 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My guide told me that there are more than 1000 mosques in Cairo itself. It is very evident as we drove around Cairo and Giza.

    Due to time constraints, we visited the mosque at the Citadela, the Al Rifa Mosque and the Mosque and adrasa of Sultan Hassan. As expected, we had to take off our shoes and women have to cover up their heads.

    These mosques are rich in History. Noted some tombs inside these mosques, tombs of royalties. They also have nice, beautiful ceilings, chandeliers, especially those of Mohammad Ali.
    Written October 21, 2023
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  • Anany Center
    Egypt141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the Most Beautiful and Greatest and remarkable Historical Places you can visit in Egypt where you will find the vast Green Areas and the Fresh Breeze and you will find very nice restaurants in this place and all the staff working there are very friendly and your visit to the park will fill you with energy and enthusiasm and at the same time with peace and relaxation that's because of the authenticity of this great place.
    Written March 5, 2024
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  • LynnK21
    Warwickshire, UK269 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my most memorable experience on this trip. I’ve been to Cairo once before e so had already seen the pyramids but this is such a special place. You drive through ‘garbage city’ to get there - so called because that’s what the people do and live off. Tremendously poor and Christian. They have built these churches into the caves and it’s a spectacular place. Not just one church but I counted 5 and went into 4. The biggest one is a cathedral. There’s also a shrine to the man that was their priest for many years.
    There are carvings in the rock face and it’s wonderful. There’s no charge and I didn’t see a donation box either and would love to donate.
    We took a taxi to get there and he waited. Not sure how you’d get there otherwise.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • O M E R
    Greater London, UK1,714 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Al-Azhar mosque, located in the heart of old Cairo is Egypt's iconic & historic mosque, and is very well known in the muslim world.
    It was opened in 972AD and is also called 'Jami-al-Azhar'.
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • Anany Center
    Egypt141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On the Nile island of Gezira, cosmopolitan Zamalek is home to cultural powerhouses like the Cairo Opera House, a grand riverside venue for performing and visual arts. Paintings and sculptures at the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art span the 20th and 21st centuries, while independent galleries focus on emerging local artists. Refined global restaurants and chic cafes sit alongside embassies and upscale hotels.
    Written March 10, 2024
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  • Ibrahim
    Kuwait City, Kuwait3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's like going back in time. It starts from the ancient walls and is called mosques and palaces. I recommend the Qalawun mosques. There you are allowed to climb the scenic slopes with amazing views. A wonderful experience to live in Islamic Cairo. Don't miss it, you must go, it is very beautiful
    Written January 25, 2024
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  • O M E R
    Greater London, UK1,714 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Built by Ahmed Ibn Tulun(the Abbasid governor of Egypt) in 876-79, mosque of Ibn Tulun is one of very few mosques in Egypt that still retains most of it's original form even after over 1100 years, with stunning Samarran(Samarra, Iraq) architecture, a huge inner courtyard, a mineret with an external spiral staircase and original inscriptions still on it's walls.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,683 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We bougth one ticket for both places: Mosque of Ibn Tulun and this museum. A guide accompanied us and showed this rich collection of the British officer. The building itself is also very interesting with inner yards, fountains, winding corridors, secret rooms, etc. Originally there were two buildings (from 16. century) connected by a covered bridge. We enjoyed the visit, this place was fabulous. A James Bond movie was filmed here in 1977.
    Written April 24, 2023
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