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Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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Huge mosque but not only is it's size impressive but it's history and significance too. It is certainly the first mosque in Egypt and in all of the continent of Africa. From the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge mosque but not only is it's size impressive but it's history and significance too. It is certainly the first mosque in Egypt and in all of the continent of Africa. From the start it was huge but extensions have been add over the years too, often after completely demolishing it and rebuilding it. From its simple walled design it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really beautiful mosque in Old Cairo. It is completely rebuilt. Nothing of the old mosque remains. Very interesting because of the history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's also just a minute's walk north of Coptic Cairo, if you're in that area.its location, It is also nearby the Ben Ezra Synagogue and several Coptic churches.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Went with a friend visiting Egypt for the first time and she really Enjoyed it! The Mosque is located in the Fustat area with around 7 churches around it, a synagogue so its centrally located in a melting pot of culture and religions! Seeing the old and the Older in the difference between the first part that was built and... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

it is a very spiritual mosque to pray knowing that it is the first mosque built in Egypt. it is a huge beautiful mosque and the best mosque to pray in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I think this is one of the oldest masjid of the world that was built around 641–642 AD. Amr Ibn El-Aas was the comander of muslims at that time and by order of Caliph Umar, was the first Arab conqueror of Egypt. In 641. The masjid is beautiful and very big. A must thing to see during your visit in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The name of the masjid is related to Amr Ibn-ElAas the arab military commander who leaded the Muslim conquest of Egypt .... It locates in Alfustat district of ancient Egypt (the first capital of Islamic Egypt) near ben Ezra synagogue and the hanging church...it is better to visit them all at the same tour but avoid Fridays....

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went to pray Friday in this old mosque, we had to arrive 2 hours before Jomaa pray because almost there is no foot step. lots of crowds are there already. You can smell the history if you are praying inside. Mosque is open for tourists visits all days except Friday.

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Cairo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A very "antique" mosque, a very important place: This is, where Cairo has started. A lovely experience - together with the first traces of christians in Egypt...10 minutes walk away... Got, folks, GO!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This mosque is located in the old religious district of Cairo. I recommend that you read up on Amr Ibn Al Aas, who was a companion of Prophet Mohammed, before you visit. Understanding who he was and what he did for Islam will make your experience all the richer. Women who are wearing pants or tight fitting clothing or no... More 

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