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Islamic Cairo Tour To Islamic Museum And Famous Mosques

price

$ 65

duration

6 Hours

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Cairo Day Trips

tour overview

Islamic Cairo Tour, Walking Tour to explore Islamic Museum And Famous Mosques. Learn about Islam and different Islamic dynasties. Enjoy the rare artifacts and masterpieces of the Islamic museum. Explore two famous mosques in Cairo, Mohamed Ali Mosque and Ibn Tulun, your Cairo day tour included Egyptologist guide, transportation and entrance fees.

Start your tour by meeting your Egyptologist guide and drive to the museum of Islamic art. This visit will enrich your knowledge about the different types of Islamic monuments. The materials used in making those artifacts. The museum consists of one floor and displays thousands of Pieces that reflect arts during the different dynasties. The next stop will be to the citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster mosque. Drive to the old section of Cairo where you will pass by the highest mountain in Cairo. The fort of Saladin was built on a cliff of this mount for protecting the city against the Crusaders.

In 1830 Mohamed Ali, ordered to build the Alabaster Mosque inside the citadel of Saladin. It is called the Alabaster mosque as the walls are cladded with beautiful layers of alabaster. You will go inside the mosque to see its main components and learn about the Islamic pillars. Aside from its huge size and exquisite beauty, one of the beautiful elements of this mosque is that it has two identical slim minarets, top-covered with lead as the mosque domes and semi-domes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the mosque, where you can see the Giza pyramids in clear days.

Another beautiful mosque is worth visiting, mosque of Ibn Tulun (866-869) is well-preserved with unique tower. Visit the Gayer Anderson museum inside the walls of the mosque.

When the tour is over, you will be transferred to your hotel.

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