Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Cairo

#5 of 48 in Historic Sites in Cairo
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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  • We really enjoyed our guided tour of here. It was a very peaceful experience with a lot to see. Our guide did an incredible job of explaining the schools and the culture of the Muslim religion. Here.....  more »
  • A nice place to visit after visiting the citadel. As with most places, try to have exact change. They will pretend like they don't have chance to make some more money off of you. There are also...  more »
  • 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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