Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Cairo

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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 »
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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.

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