Top 10 Mosques in Cairo



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Amongst other things, Cairo is known as the “City of 1000 Minarets.” There are tons of mosques in Cairo, and this top ten list of the best mosques will help ensure you visit the most beautiful and interesting of them. The top ten mosques in Cairo range from the stunningly opulent to the elegantly severe, and from the oldest mosque in Africa to a mosque that contains a severed head! Most of the ten best mosques in Cairo are free to enter, and some will let you climb the minaret for stunning views out over Cairo.

Author: Nicholas Rowlands


Day 1 - Cairo


1

Ibn Tulun Mosque

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Location:

Off 'Abd al-Magid al-Labban (Al-Salbiyya) Street
Ibn Tulun Street
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 391 3454 (Tourist Information)
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2

Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrassa

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Location:

El-Qalaa Street
(Beneath the Citadel)
Cairo, Egypt


3

Al-Refa'i Mosque

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Location:

El-Qalaa Street
Beneath the Citadel
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 391 3454 (Tourist Information)
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4

Al-Azhar Mosque

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Location:

Al-Azhar Street
Opposite El-Hussein Square
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 59 3893
fax: +20 (0)2 59 3893
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5

Amr Ibn el-Aas Mosque

Location:

Sidi Hasan al-Anwar Street
Fustat
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 391 3454 (Tourist Information)
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6

Citadel: Mohammed Ali Mosque

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Location:

Citadel Historic Complex
Salah Salem Highway
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 391 3454 (Tourist Information)
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7

Citadel: Suleiman Pasha Mosque

Location:

Citadel
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 2 285 4509 (Tourist Information)
fax: +20 2 285 4363 (Tourist Information)


8

Al Hussein Mosque

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Location:

El-Hussein Square
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 285 4509 (Tourist Information)
fax: +20 (0)2 285 4363 (Tourist Information)


9

Hakim Mosque (Al)

Location:

Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah Street
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 285 4509 (Tourist Information)
fax: +20 (0)2 285 4363 (Tourist Information)
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10

Sayeda Zeinab Mosque

Location:

Al Sayeda Zeinab Square
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 285 4509 (Tourist Information)
fax: +20 (0)2 285 4363 (Tourist Information)


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