Qalawun Complex, Cairo

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The Qalawun complex (Arabic: مجمع قلاون‎) is a massive complex in Cairo, Egypt, built by Sultan al-Mansur Qalawun in 1284–1285. It is located at Bayn al-Qasrayn on al-Mu'izz street and includes a hospital (bimaristan), a madrasa and his mausoleum. It is widely regarded as one of the major monuments of Islamic Cairo and of Mamluk architecture, notable for the size and scope of its charitable operations as well as for the richness of its architecture.
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  • This is one of the highlights of a visit to Sharia Al Muizz. Really a very impressive and well maintained example of ancient Islamic architecture. It's worth buying the entrance ticket so as to be...  more »
  • The Qalawun complex is a massive complex in Cairo, built by Sultan al-Mansur Sayf al-Din Qalawun in 1284–1285. The Complex was considered one of the most beautiful buildings at that time, where it...  more »
  • The place reflects the interest of the governor Qalawun in maintaining his name in the history and the high quality of the people who construct this complex actually it a place person should visit  more »
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  • Awesome architecture! What a fantastic architects and builders were! So much jewelry work! Admired! How many madrassas and mosques were built, people were spiritually developed and sought knowledge and God. When you touch history, you experience unreal emotions. A very beautiful place!
  • Very amazing! There are many old and big mosques. The mosque is very near between one to another one. Then, you can visit the mosque and find amazing stuff there. It's good sport for taking photo. You can walk to enjoy the scenery. If you like to visit ancient complex, this is a good choice!
  • What an awesome historical place. Even the kids had fun walking around and exploring every corner. I wish there was more information available at the site, like maybe a small pamphlet or brochure for tourists.
  • One of the best designs and beautiful Islamic buildings. History is found here. It must be visited. 2 hours is not enough to enjoy this place. The whole street is fantastic. You should use the car parking beside Alhussien hospital. Kids will love these places.
  • Great place to be throughout the day even better at dusk

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