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Day tour all the oldest mosque in Cairo from Cairo or Giza hotel

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Stop At: Islamic Cairo, Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo 11511 Egypt

our tour guide will escort you by air conditioned vehicle to visit the first mosque was ever built in Egypt and Africa “The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As” which was originally built in 641–642 AD, as the center of the newly founded capital of Egypt, Fustat.
Then, you will be transferred to one of the most Stunning construction in Cairo “The Citadel of Saladin Al Ayouby”. It was built in 12th century to fortify Cairo against the Crusaders. The citadel was used as the seat of the king and his government in Egypt for many centuries and many dynasties including the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, and even some Ottomans ruled over Egypt from the Citadel. On the site of the citadel there are other great monuments like the Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed “The Mosque with the Green Dome”, and the Great Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha which stands proudly on the highest point inside the courtyard of the Citadel of Saladin. It’s one the landmarks in Cairo with its huge space, the beautiful decorations on its walls, and its remarkable domes and minarets
Then, Proceeding to visit 3 great architectural buildings near the Citadel. The First is “Sultan Hassan Madrasa and Mosque” which is one of the extraordinary wonderful monuments in the Islamic world. The architectural parts of the complex are so terrific like the cornices, the entrance, and the monumental staircase. The Second Building is “Al Refaie Mosque” that lies right beside Sultan Hassan Madrasa. The Mosque was established by Khoshiar, the mother of Khedive Ismail to be the mausoleum of the royal family. It took 43 years to build this beautiful sanctuary that combines different Islamic architectural styles.
After that visiting the biggest mosque in Egypt “Ahmed Ibn Tulun “ and watching the great view of Islamic Cairo from its minaret then going to Gayer Anderson Museum who was one the high commanders in the British Army during the British invasion to Egypt . then back to hotel

Duration: 6 hours
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We were two ladies travelling together. Our guide, Mohammed Maher Elshaer, could not have been more informative, helpful and thoughtful. Mohammed planned our route beautifully and, at each of the sites, allowed us enough time to absorb the beauty of the architecture. It was a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Kamlia W, Manager at Excursion Cairo Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

thanks alot for your feedback hope to serve you again in future for longer trip especially Nile cruise between luxor to aswan

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