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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Cairo

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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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  • Well presented, and large, cool complex to visit in the heat of Cairo's late morning July! Interesting history, and a great view. 
    Well presented, and large, cool complex to visit in the heat of Cairo's late morning July! Interesting history, and a great view.  more »
  • I have seen a few mosque’s in my travels this is definitely very nice to look at, please don’t get me wrong it has wonderful architecture and it’s amazing to hear the acoustics of the inside of the... 
    I have seen a few mosque’s in my travels this is definitely very nice to look at, please don’t get me wrong it has wonderful architecture and it’s amazing to hear the acoustics of the inside of the...  more »
  • Here you feel how did the golden age for Arabs looked like , huge beautiful building with a lot of details .. also you see 4 sections where the 4 Islamic sectors were tought .. 
    Here you feel how did the golden age for Arabs looked like , huge beautiful building with a lot of details .. also you see 4 sections where the 4 Islamic sectors were tought ..  more »
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  • Looks quite imposing from the outside. The city and courtyard is hot and dusty. You pay 80 egp to enter and once you get into the building its at least 3 to 4 degrees cooler and very peaceful! High ceilings and some impressive architecture. Highly recommend a visit.
  • Majestic structure with picturesque design, built across it Rifa'i mosque also with magnificent depiction. But last time i visited it, was too crowded with bulk amounts of human, a bit difficult to perform prayer properly. But overall, such a pleasurable moments been there.
  • The architecture of the place is magnificent. It has a long old history. Even Obama visited it before. It has small corridors then you enter a huge center which makes you feel the majesty of God. It used to be a school for the four Islamic doctrines. Yet, the government needs to take care of it a bit more.
  • Beautiful mosque and architecture. Please be aware that there is entrance fee of 80 Egyptian dollars for adults and 40 for students. I felt although this is an archaeological place there should be no charge for Muslims coming to offer prayers. Nevertheless I piad the money and Prayed jumma at the mosque and was amazing. Very close to Citadel. There are also tombs in the mosque which is open to public. The complex has two different mosques close to one another.
  • A lady at the ticket booth she tried didn’t give me back change 100LE(I paid 200LE the ticket is 80LE the change is 120LE but she gave me only 20LE)I knew it then I said “give me 100LE”. She pretended just forgot it but I’m sure she did it on purpose. Anyway, Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan is beautiful and calm inside it’s worth to visit.

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