Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Cairo

4.7
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Reportedly the finest example of early Mamluk architecture, Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan draws tourists not only with its impressive exterior and extravagant interior, but also with its rich history. Commissioned in 1356, the building is of gargantuan size, unusual egg-shape, with a wooden dome and twin minarets. Use our Cairo travel route builder app to visit Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan on your trip to Cairo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A madrassa (Islamic school) atleast 600 years old. Sultan Hassan madrassa and Rifai mosuqe are in the same complex and require one common ticket to enter  more »
  • This massive mosque and madrasa were built by Sultan Hassan from 1356-1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period. It is thought that it was built below the Citadel so that the Sultan could admire it from...  more »
  • The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a monumental mosque and madrassa Cairo, Egypt was built between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period, commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan. The mosque....  more »
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  • A fantastic place that I am suggesting it for any one to visit
  • This building is the best Islamic style building in the world. It was designed and engineered very well. This mosque deserve to visit and stay long time inside it. You will smell history there. It is better to read about the history of this mosque before visiting it. That will let you know better and value the things you see. Parking is hard at that area.
  • What would I say! This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. It's as great as the Great pyramids. Never miss to visit it while you are in cairo. You will never forget it
  • So simple and so heartfelt, this place is very impressive.
  • You should visit it Contact me if you've decided to visit Egypt Instagram @turisi.egy

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