Mosque Of Ibn TulunCurrently Closed
- Address: Shar'a Tulun Bay, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Mosque Of Ibn Tulun - Review
Ibn Tulun mosque is the oldest and largest mosque in Egypt, built in the 9th century with the intent of accommodating an entire army and is also a historic mosque in Cairo. The mosque of Ibn Tulun is completely made up of red building bricks. The mosque is surrounded by three Ziyadahs. The mosque also attracts millions of tourist every year because of its brilliant architecture. The mosque itself is the third largest mosque in the world. The minaret of this famous mosque of Ibn Tulun is a popular landmark of Cairo and is even completely unique in its design.
The oldest and largest mosque in Egypt, the Mosque of Ibn Tulun boasts of a splendid architecture and humongous area. Mosque of Ibn Tulun ticket prices are zero as there is no entry fee. Tickets for Mosque of Ibn Tulun tours can though be purchased for a combined experience. Check our ticketing portal for details about offers on Mosque of Ibn Tulun tickets and buy tickets for Mosque of Ibn Tulun tours on the platform to avail special discounts.
Mosque Of Ibn Tulun Hours
- Open all day except at Prayer times (Friday has huge rush).
- The mosque is open from dawn to dusk.
How To reach Mosque Of Ibn Tulun by Public Transport
- Oula Giza Bus stop
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mosque Of Ibn Tulun
24.35% of people who visit Cairo include Mosque Of Ibn Tulun in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
48.91% of people start their Mosque Of Ibn Tulun visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mosque Of Ibn Tulun
92.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mosque Of Ibn Tulun
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Mosque Of Ibn Tulun, Cairo Reviews
One of my favourite mosque in Cairo. It's so old, large and unique. We can go up and see the city from the top. But, we should pay to go up and have limit time. Good moment to go is when the sunset will be happened. It's amazing scenery. From the top, we can see the roof of mosque and mosque of Muhammad Ali. Although it's little bit dangerous on the top but it's worth it. Just br careful! Unfortunately, the mosque can't use for pray.
A historical mosque with a wide courtyard & nice architecture. It is relatively huge compared to other similarly-shaped mosques in Cairo. It is popularly known for its spiral minaret at one side of the courtyard (which is also depicted on the 5 Egyptian Pound note). Sometimes if you’re lucky, you can go up the minaret & see the beautiful view of Cairo. Being in the middle of the slums area, the location is quite hard to reach due to narrow streets, and not that easy to park your vehicle outside too. It is not that well-maintained, which made it looked more seasoned & authentic. Prayers are routinely performed here, but the Jumaah prayers aren’t. And the museum complex nearby is quite interesting to see.
One of the oldest mosques in the world. Not maintained well. Almost empty and full of dust. Nothing particular to see other than the building. There is an unnecessary practice of putting a cloth cover over your shoes. It's just a measure to extract baksheesh from you. And they are never satisfied, so the best way is not to pay at all.
One of the most beautiful mosque you will visit. Still standing strong in it's original architecture. Still wondering how such detailed work was done in that age of time.
The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area.