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Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo

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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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  • If one has time to visit only one Islamic monument in Cairo, it should be this one. Its simplicity and grandeur of scale make it the most moving of the great mosques. Built between 876 and 879 AD... 
    If one has time to visit only one Islamic monument in Cairo, it should be this one. Its simplicity and grandeur of scale make it the most moving of the great mosques. Built between 876 and 879 AD...  more »
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun is expansive Mosque with an amazing courtyard. The Mosque dates back to the late 800 AD timeframe. The beauty of the mosque is entirely on the inside. Very peaceful and good... 
    Mosque of Ibn Tulun is expansive Mosque with an amazing courtyard. The Mosque dates back to the late 800 AD timeframe. The beauty of the mosque is entirely on the inside. Very peaceful and good...  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.

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