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The Coptic Museum

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Museum of Islamic Arts

Both The Coptic Museum and Museum of Islamic Arts are rated highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, The Coptic Museum ranks significantly better than Museum of Islamic Arts. The Coptic Museum comes in at #1 in Cairo with recommendations from 5 reviewers including Fodor's, concierge.com and Michelin Guide.

Both The Coptic Museum and Museum of Islamic Arts are rated highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, The Coptic Museum ranks significantly better than Museum of Islamic Arts. The Coptic Museum comes in at #1 in Cairo with recommendations from 5 reviewers including Fodor's, concierge.com and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
96
#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.

  • 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 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 →

  • 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 →

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88
#5 in Cairo

Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo, Egypt

  • 4 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Reopened at the end of 2007 following a five-year, $15 million restoration, the museum houses one of the world's greatest collections of Islamic objects.

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    If you don't have any experience with the history of Islamic art, it's going to be an eye-opener. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    What’s on display is only a sliver of the 80,000 objects the museum owns, but the selected items are stunning, so you can easily spend a couple of hours here. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Inaugurated in 1903, this museum houses one of the world's most exceptional collections of Islamic art. Full Review →

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