Qalawun Complex, Cairo

#22 of 48 in Historic Sites in Cairo
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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  • Complex one cannot miss while strolling down Al Muizz street .This is the most happening part in old Islamic cairo ,alot of vendors and seating place too.Interiors are nice to look at but needs...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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!
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