Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Cairo

4.7
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 mosque of impressive size and beauty, quite old and in perfect condition. Worth visiting.
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  • The interior tour was not allowed due to the elections in Cairo. But even from the outside, this palace is ostentatious and has an enormous height that you almost can't completely capture in a photo. The walls of the building are specially chiselled. Definitely worth seeing.
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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.
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