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The Coptic Museum

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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

Both are rated very highly by those who travel for a living. Overall, The Coptic Museum ranks significantly better than Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. The Coptic Museum comes in at 95 with approval from 5 reviews like Frommer's, concierge.com and Fodor's.

Both are rated very highly by those who travel for a living. Overall, The Coptic Museum ranks significantly better than Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. The Coptic Museum comes in at 95 with approval from 5 reviews like Frommer's, concierge.com and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
96
#1 in Cairo
location

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

endorsements
  • 5 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 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.

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    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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86
#6 in Cairo

Maydan Salah al-Din, Cairo, Egypt

  • 3 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    One of the largest Islamic religious buildings in the world. Historians believe that its builders may have used stone from the Pyramids at Giza. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Monumental examples of Mamluke architecture and engineering, and should be high on your list of things to see. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Massive yet elegant, this great structure... was built between 1356 and 1363 by Sultan Hassan, a grandson of Sultan Qalaun. Full Review →

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