Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo

4.6
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The splendor of Islamic architecture draws visitors to Mosque of Ibn Tulun, allegedly built on top of a hill on which Noah's ark landed after the Biblical flood. The building was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Tulun, Abbasid governor, and finished in 879 CE. Take refuge from the sun and appreciate the serenity of this place of worship by stepping inside the covered halls surrounding the central courtyard. You may recognize parts of the mosque from the film "The Spy Who Loved Me," which was filmed on site. Make Mosque of Ibn Tulun part of your personalized Cairo itinerary using our Cairo online trip planner.
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  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun is the oldest mosque in Cairo and in Egypt. The mosque was commissioned under the rule of Ahmad ibn Tulun, the Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868–884. The Mosque itself is quite.....  more »
  • The Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt is the second oldest mosque in Egypt and Africa surviving in its full original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area. The Mosque of Ibn.....  more »
  • It is possible to climb the Minarett and have a great view over the roofs of old Cairo. Also visit the nearby Gayer Anderson museum!  more »
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  • one of the best monuments I visited. one of the oldest if not the oldest mosque in Cairo. love how spacious is. we went on Saturday morning and it was completely empty which is great. cause you can have full appreciation of the building. if you are in Cairo you should pay thjs place a visit
  • A very interesting place to visit especially knowing it is the oldest mosque in Egypt with no major change since it is built 1200 years ago.
  • You must climb up the minaret and see 360 view of cairo for yourself. Perfect for meditation. Recomended to go there alone
  • A mosque is a place of worship for Muslims. There are strict and detailed requirements in Sunni jurisprudence for a place of worship to be considered a mosque, with places that do not meet these requirements regarded as musallas.
  • One of my favourite mosque in Cairo. It's so old, large and unique. We can go up and see the city from the top. But, we should pay to go up and have limit time. Good moment to go is when the sunset will be happened. It's amazing scenery. From the top, we can see the roof of mosque and mosque of Muhammad Ali. Although it's little bit dangerous on the top but it's worth it. Just br careful! Unfortunately, the mosque can't use for pray.

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