Due to severe damage caused by a car bomb assault in 2014, this museum was forced to close its doors to the public for several years, but it has finally reopened. The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo houses one of the world’s most important collections of Middle Eastern art.
Among the artifacts on exhibit are Ottoman tile work, Ayyubid pottery, murals, beautifully patterned wood-inlay, currency, carved marble tombstones, and jewel-toned carpets.
Spend some time looking at the lighted Qurans and the displays of ornately decorated pottery, glassware, and metalware. Then head to the rooms devoted to Astronomy and other sciences, where you’ll find highly detailed astrolabes and other equipment, to appreciate the elaborate jewelry collection and the rooms devoted to Astronomy and other sciences, where you’ll discover highly detailed astrolabes and other equipment.
A trip here is a voyage through the richness and diversity of Islamic culture. The museum is located on the outskirts of the Islamic Cairo region, making it an excellent spot to start or conclude a visit to the area. Bab Zuweila is within easy walking distance (once you’ve crossed a horribly congested major road).
Address: Midan Bab Al Khalq, Islamic Cairo District
This museum also has a lovely website that allows you to tour the exhibit using 360 panoramic photographs.