Mosque of Ibn Tulun Tours

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Whether it’s the oldest mosque in Cairo or not (there is some debate about this), the Mosque of Ibn Tulun is certainly the largest, and most definitely worthy of a visit while in Cairo. This huge, sprawling complex was built by Ahmad Ibn Tulun to accommodate all of his troops during Friday prayers. There’s an inscription slab on-site that identifies the date of the mosque’s completion as 879 AD.

The mosque covers an area of more than six acres and features small outer courtyards, their galleries decorated with intricately carved stucco. These courtyards served to ensure privacy, separating the sacred space of the interior from the outside world. The mosque’s minaret is the only one of its kind in Egypt and is a famous Cairo landmark. It features an external staircase on its second story, which spirals up to its pinnacle.

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The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is located at Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street in Cairo.
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Address: Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo, Egypt
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Private Customizable Day tour around Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur from Cairo

Customize a private tour to Saqqara, Giza or Cairo on this full-day adventure. Choose from a wide variety of possibilities, like the many fascinating pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Djoser and the Red Pyramid, to name a few. See the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Cairo Tower, the Citadel, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali and much more. All necessary entrance fees, plus lunch and a Cairo hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Full-Day Private Tour to the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

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