Cairo Museum of Islamic Art

Highly recommended
Inaugurated in 1903, this museum houses one of the world's most exceptional collections of Islamic art. All the wealth and diversity of the artistic output of Arab dynasties dating back to the 7C are shown through over 20 themes. Admire the exceptional wood panelling collections (cenotaphs and panels from Mamluk times), ceramics (pottery from Fustat and wall tiles from Iran, Syria and Tunisia) and glassware (including the very rare mishkats, which are Mamluk lights made of blown, enamelled glass).

Useful information

Adresse : 

Place Bab al-Khalq

Nearby tourist attractions

Al-Hakim Mosque
Al-Hakim Mosque
This is one of the few Fatimid mosques
30 minutes
Wikala al-Ghuri
Wikala al-Ghuri
A wikala was a building with a
15 minutes
Sultan Hassan Mosque-Madrasa
Sultan Hassan Mosque-Madrasa
Founded by Sultan Hassan in the 14C,
60 minutes
Nilometre
Nilometre
The Nilometre (Al-Miqyas in Arabic)
Khanqah ibn Barquq
Khanqah ibn Barquq
The classically structured minarets of
30 minutes
Beshtak Palace
Beshtak Palace
This palace built around 1334 boasts a
15 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Al-Hakim Mosque
Al-Hakim Mosque
This is one of the few Fatimid mosques
30 minutes
Wikala al-Ghuri
Wikala al-Ghuri
A wikala was a building with a
15 minutes
Sultan Hassan Mosque-Madrasa
Sultan Hassan Mosque-Madrasa
Founded by Sultan Hassan in the 14C,
60 minutes
See all