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The Coptic Museum

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Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Both are praised by professionals. Overall, The Coptic Museum is preferred by most professionals compared to Mosque of Ibn Tulun. The Coptic Museum is ranked #1 in Cairo with approval from 5 publications like Frommer's, Lonely Planet and concierge.com.

Both are praised by professionals. Overall, The Coptic Museum is preferred by most professionals compared to Mosque of Ibn Tulun. The Coptic Museum is ranked #1 in Cairo with approval from 5 publications like Frommer's, Lonely Planet and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
97
#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 →

  • 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 →

  • 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.

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88
#3 in Cairo

al-Basatin, off al-Saliba Street, Cairo, Egypt

  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This huge congregational mosque was built in 879 by Ahmad Ibn Tulun with the intention of accommodating his entire army during Friday prayers. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Ibn Tulun's innovative Iraqi-influenced architecture and massive courtyard have a power and space that... others lack. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    The city’s oldest intact, functioning Islamic monument is easily identified by its high walls topped with neat crenulations that resemble a string of paper dolls. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    The oldest mosque in Cairo to have retained its original appearance (9C) Full Review →

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