The Ibn Tulun Mosque is the largest and oldest mosque in Cairo, built by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in 879 AD

  Loading
Relevance Price Price Rating

Showing 1 to 10 of 10 Offers

Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

  1 Reviews

 4 hours

$14

Explore the intriguing and memorable City of the Dead in Cairo, a swath of this bustling Egypti...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Private Tour to Ibn Tulun Mosque, Gayer-Anderson Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Cairo

  No Reviews

 4 hours

$19

Cairo day tour to visit the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, and explore the fascinating Gayer-Anderson Mus...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Private Guided Tours to the Mosques of Sultan Hassan Rifa'i and Ibn Tulun in Cairo

  No Reviews

 4 hours

$22

This private guided tour is perfect to visit three different styles of mosques; Ibn Tulun, Sult...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

  No Reviews

   5 hours

$45

Of the most important characteristic of Egypt is Islamic civilization in terms of the number of...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Half Day Islamic tour to the Alabaster Mosque citadel of Saladin ibn tulun Al Azhar and el moezz street

  No Reviews

 4 hours

$50

Half Day Islamic tour to the Alabaster Mosque citadel of Saladin ibn tulun Al Azhar and el moez...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Private Full Day Walking Tour through Islamic Cairo

  No Reviews

   8 hours

$28

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Historic Cairo, one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, on this 8-hour pri...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

full-day Islamic Cairo tour from Cairo Giza hotels

  No Reviews

   8 hours

$50

Explore Islamic Cairo with an Egyptologist guide. Visit the 12th-century Citadel and the alabaster mosque. See the mos...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Islamic & Coptic Cairo Day Tour

  No Reviews

   8 hour

$60

Mobile Voucher Accepted

Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to enjoy a spiritual day tour to the Islamic and Coptic site...

SEE IT

Offered by Get Your Guide

Islamic Coptic Cairo Full-Day Tour

  No Reviews

   7 hour

$66

Mobile Voucher Accepted

Explore Islamic Cairo, the part of central Cairo noted for its historically important mosques and other Islamic monument...

SEE IT

Offered by Get Your Guide

Private Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri

  No Reviews

    12 hours

$61

...visiting the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque, Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Mosque of Rifaei, then a walking t...

SEE IT

Offered by Viator

Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo

The Ibn Tulun Mosque is the largest and oldest mosque in Cairo, built by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in 879 AD.

The Ibn Tulun Mosque is the largest and oldest mosque in Cairo, built by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in 879 AD. Laid out in a square plan, the Abbasid style mosque has a central open courtyard with the ablutions fountain in the middle. Around the courtyard are arcaded porticoes, with ziyadas (open corridors) on 3 sides between the portico walls and outer mosque walls. Built with red brick, the galleries are decorated with the earliest examples of carved stucco work in Cairo. The walls flanking the ziyadas have crenellations of vague human shapes running along the top edge. The north ziyada has a distinctive minaret with a square base and a spiral staircase running on the outside, inspired by the Great Mosque of Samarra. Stucco work on the architraves, windows, and friezes show Islamic motifs of geometric patterns, floral arrays, and Kufic calligraphy.

Adjacent to the mosque is the Gayer-Anderson Museum, housed in a building constructed against the outer wall of the mosque. It combines two medieval houses - Bayt al-Kritliya (house of the Cretan woman) and Beit Amna bint Salim, and showcases 17th century domestic architecture in Cairo.


Hours

Sun

NA

Mon

NA

Tue

NA

Wed

NA

Thu

NA

Fri

NA

Sat

NA

About Mosque of Ibn Tulun

 Cairo, Egypt

Mosque of Ibn Tulun and Nearby Sights on Map

Gayer-Anderson Museum

Housed in the medieval Bayt al-Kiritliya mansion that was built against the walls of the Ibn Tulun Mosque, the Gayer-Anderson Museum showcases domestic architecture from the 16th– 17thcentury

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan

The Mosque - Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is one of the largest mosques in the world, spread over 7906 m2 near the Citadel in Cairo

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 19th century, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali in the Citadel of Cairo was built in the memory of his son, Muhammad Ali Jr

Al-Rifa'i Mosque

The Al-Rifa'i Mosque was constructed in 2 phases between 1869 and 1912, as a larger replacement for the previous zawiya (shrine) of Islamic saint Ahmad al-Rifa'i

Saladin Citadel

The Saladin Citadel on Mokattam Hill in Cairo was laid out in the 12thcentury by Ayyubid king Salah al-Din or Saladin to protect the city from the Crusaders

Beit El Umma Museum

Beit El-Umma or House of the People is an elegant mansion that was built as the residence of Egyptian Prime Minister Saad Zaghloul at the turn of the 20thcentury

Manial Palace Museum

The Manial Palace and Museum is an Ottoman era museum built by Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik in 1899 - 1929

Bab Zuweila

Bab Zuweila is one of the 3 remaining city gates in the medieval walls of Al-Qahira (Old City of Cairo), controlling traffic to the south of the city

Al-Azhar Park

The Al Azhar Park is a sprawling public park near Cairo's historic district, with beautiful gardens, shaded walkways, lakeside café, and an open air theatre El Genaina

Oum El Dounia Gallery

The Oum El Dounia or 'Mother of the World' is a charming gallery that showcases local crafts including glassware, ceramics, jewellery, and trinkets that you can pick up as souvenirs