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The Coptic Museum

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Gayer-Anderson Museum

Both The Coptic Museum and Gayer-Anderson Museum are rated very highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, The Coptic Museum scores significantly better than Gayer-Anderson Museum. The Coptic Museum scores 95 with accolades from 5 reviews like Frommer's, Fodor's and concierge.com.

Both The Coptic Museum and Gayer-Anderson Museum are rated very highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, The Coptic Museum scores significantly better than Gayer-Anderson Museum. The Coptic Museum scores 95 with accolades from 5 reviews like Frommer's, Fodor's and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Cairo
location

Fakhry Abd el Nour street No4, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt

endorsements
  • 5 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Contains such artifacts as funeral stelae carved with Coptic inscriptions, manuscripts... and examples of ivory, wood, pottery, and glass. A bridge between the art of ancient Egypt and the Islamic era.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Housing the world's largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork, this museum provides a link between ancient and Islamic Egypt. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Coptic Museum, which opened originally back in 1910, has just emerged from an extensive refurbishment... and it's a must-see for anyone interested in the history of Egypt. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    A beautiful place, as much for the elaborate woodcarving in all the galleries as for the treasures they contain. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    At the inauguration of the museum in 2006, President Mubarak stressed the importance of Coptic artistic heritage for Egypt, an opinion borne out by the stunning collections here. Full Review →

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82
#14 in Cairo

4 Maydan Ibn Tulun, Old Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

  • 4 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    One of the largest mosques in the world and perhaps the most beautiful in Egypt.

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Contents... include lovely pieces of pharaonic, Islamic, and Central Asian art. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Gayer-Andersen joined and renovated two adjacent 16th-century buildings and collected their present contents. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Through a gateway to the south of the main entrance of the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, this quirky museum gets its current name from John Gayer-Anderson. Full Review →

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