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Amr Ibn el-Aas Mosque, Cairo

Amr Ibn el-Aas Mosque - Cairo, Egypt
Amr Ibn el-Aas Mosque
Sidi Hasan al-Anwar Street, Cairo, EgyptMap
+20 2 391 3454(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Old Cairo

Considered to be the first mosque in Egypt and in Africa, the Amr Ibn el-Aas Mosque was originally built in 641 CE. It still retains significant Greek and Roman style architectural features, with each of its 150 columns unique and different from the other. Though it has gone through renovations throughout the centuries, the mosque is one of the leading religious sights in Egypt and open to all visitors.

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Amr Ibn el-Aas Mosque General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Mar Girgis
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