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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  • This mosque is founded by Governor Ahmed Ibn Tulun in the city of Cairo. It has 160 m X 160 m. Your minaret is special in Egypt. It's worth it.
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  • You must cover your shoes with slipcovers that are provided and the place is massive. It contains a place for worship, was used as a school, as well as a mausoleum. It appears more like a fortress but...  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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