We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$45.00*
and up
Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and...
More Info
US$19.50*
and up
Private Tour to Ibn Tulun Mosque, Gayer-Anderson Museum and Khan El Khalili...
More Info
US$57.20*
and up
Private Customizable Day tour around Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur from Cairo
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This is considered one of Egypt's largest and oldest mosques, which was built between AD 876 and AD 879 by an Abbasid governor sent from Baghdad to rule over Egypt.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gayer anderson” (17 reviews)
“shoe covers” (7 reviews)
“oldest mosque” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Write a ReviewReviews (278)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"gayer anderson"
in 17 reviews
"shoe covers"
in 7 reviews
"oldest mosque"
in 5 reviews
"open courtyard"
in 4 reviews
"original form"
in 3 reviews
"unique mosque"
in 2 reviews
"carved stucco"
in 2 reviews
"main prayer hall"
in 2 reviews
"free entrance"
in 2 reviews
"islamic cairo"
in 11 reviews
"century ad"
in 2 reviews
"restoration work"
in 2 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"mohammed ali mosque"
in 2 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 2 reviews
"minaret"
in 76 reviews
"spiral"
in 13 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of my favorite sites in Cairo. I don't think it is well known to most people, and is one of the most authentic structures in all of the city. An incredible sister Mosque to that of Samara in Iraq and also from...More

Thank SLWS5775
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This mosque is the oldest and the largest mosque in Cairo. When we visited here, it was empty. We were told that it is empty because it is Shia Mosque in Sunni dominated Egypt.

Thank SWEEKAR T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit this as part of a tour that includes the next-door Gayer-Anderson museum. It has some interesting architectural details in the minaret and it's got a huge courtyard and some interesting stories about the walled courtyards around it. This is not a...More

Thank Tam A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I visited, there were only around 2 -3 other people there. It was so peaceful and quiet, you could really appreciate all the hard work and effort which went into building this. Take your shoes off before entering the mosque or you will be...More

1  Thank Aneesah A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we were there to see the Gayer-Anderson house, the visit to the mosque was pleasant and quiet. Do climb to the top of the minaret. The mosque has been nicely restored, although the signage is becoming illegible. The restoration work nonetheless has left Cairo...More

Thank Hoffster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The oldest and largest mosque in the city . Surprisingly few tourists, which makes the visit very enjoyable. We had the mosque almost to ourselves. Next door to the Gayer-Anderson Museum, so do visit both.

Thank Ruth K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The mosque is spectacular. located in El Sayyeda Zeinab District. You can enter and see the mosque and go upstairs the minaret سخ غخع لثف ش لاثشعفهبعم رهثص خب }شهقخ

Thank Alaa_hamdi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Large mosque with very impressive architecture. Roger Moore appears walking the Halls here in the 007 film "the spy who loved me" also in the adjoining Gayer Anderson house museum. Both worth the effort.

Thank patrick e
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A beautiful place to enjoy the Islamic Cairo. Exuberant architecture to discover the history of Cairo. Beatiful views of the city from the Minaret.

Thank Jordi-Erinnyen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is the only tourist attraction that I feel comfortable in Cairo. The rest are in different level of chaos. Go up the minaret and the view is amazing. Enjoyed myself at this place.

Thank irene c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345618
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 144 hotels in Cairo
New Garden Palace Hotel
76 reviews
1.70 km away
Osiris Hotel
404 reviews
1.72 km away
Happy City Hotel
45 reviews
1.98 km away
Bostan Hotel
30 reviews
2.08 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Anter El Kebabgy
5 reviews
.18 km away
Papadino's Cafe & Restaurant
1 review
.27 km away
Koshary El Ghobashy
.28 km away
Kababgy El Hag Atef
1 review
.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mohamed Ali Mosque
1,898 reviews
1.26 km away
Islamic Cairo
667 reviews
.43 km away
Citadel (Al-Qalaa)
868 reviews
1.27 km away
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
304 reviews
.77 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
t-annaransibia
15 January 2017|
Answer
Response from abuai | Reviewed this property |
I don't have the ticket, but it will be approximately 60 LE.
0
Votes