Named after the Islamic general who conquered the fort of Babylon, Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas was the first mosque ever built on the African continent. Amr Ibn Al-Aas built the original 7th-century mosque from mud-brick and palm trees at the place where his army tent stood during the siege. The current building dates from 1875 and incorporates marble columns and wooden plaques taken from Roman and Byzantine buildings. Pay attention to architraves along the south wall, which are the only remaining bits of the original 9th-century structure. The mosque also serves as a religious and civil court. Arrange your visit to Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cairo using our Cairo trip planner .
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This was the first Mosque built in Cario. It has been greatly expanded over time. Coverings for women are provided. Women can not enter during pray times. more »
La primera mezquita construida en Egipto luego de la conquista por manos de el general Amr ibn al-As, de alli su nombre en el año 642, de la cual no quedan vestigios, solo su ubicacion, dentro de la g... more »The first mosque built in Egypt after the conquest by the hands of General Amr ibn al-As, of that time his name in 642, of which there are no traces, only its location, inside the large room full of columns is the tomb of his eldest son Abdullah , it is very impressive to tour it outside the moments of prayer, because it closes to the public at those moments, it is imposing its main patio, I loved...
The original structure was built between 641–642 AD, as the center of the newly founded capital of Egypt, Fustat. The original structure was the first mosque ever built in Egypt and the whole of Africa. The original layout was a simple rectangle, 29 meters in length by 17 meters wide. It was a low shed with columns made from split palm tree trunks, stones and mud bricks, covered by a roof of wood and palm leaves. The floor was of gravel. The mosque was destroyed and reconstructed several times through time till it reached its current form and size
The oldest mosque ever built in Egypt and North Africa. Very spiritual place. I really recommend it if u will visit Cairo
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