Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Cairo

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,881 contributions
Worth a stop - close to the Citadel
Oct 2021 • Couples
Less impressive than the mosque at the Citadel, but worth a stop to see the structure and nice open courtyard. Nice to walk through.
Written October 13, 2021
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Chelsea
107 contributions
Great history and architecture
Apr 2021 • Couples
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 we also got to see several tombs that were behind closed doors, as a gentleman with a key showed them to us (we tipped him 20 LE).
Written May 26, 2021
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eng333
New Jersey1,128 contributions
Not a must visit, but a good place while you are in the area
Jan 2021
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 people managing the shoes so expect to tip them too.
Written March 19, 2021
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Fahad Qamar
Lahore, Pakistan98 contributions
Islamic Landmark
Sep 2019 • Couples
A madrassa (Islamic school) atleast 600 years old. Sultan Hassan madrassa and Rifai mosuqe are in the same complex and require one common ticket to enter
Written August 2, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,194 contributions
Below the Citadel
Jan 2020
This massive mosque and madrasa were built by Sultan Hassan from 1356-1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period. It is thought that it was built below the Citadel so that the Sultan could admire it from his palace above. Ironically, because of the mosque’s position and sturdiness, it was used on numerous occasions in a way not intended. To demonstrate displeasure, dissidents would climb to the top of the mosque and bombard the Citadel. This resulted in several Sultans issuing orders for the mosque to be closed or even demolished (which never occurred). Our group admired the mosque from the Citadel terrace.
Written April 24, 2020
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh131 contributions
One of the most impressive historic monuments in Cairo
Feb 2020
The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a monumental mosque and madrassa Cairo, Egypt was built between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period, commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan. The mosque was considered remarkable for its massive size and innovative architectural components, and is still considered one of the most impressive historic monuments in Cairo today. This mosque is stunning and impressive from outside and inside. The mosque occupies almost 8000 square meters and the building is about 500 meters long, 68 meters wide, and 36 meters high. The massive main doorway at the north corner is almost 26 meters high and the minaret at the south corner is the tallest in Cairo at 81.5 meters. The mosque is an active place of worship. At the time of visiting the mosque women need to cover their heads; arms and legs and all visitors will need to leave their shoes prior to entering the mosque.
Written March 25, 2020
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Dalbir_S_Virdi
Navi Mumbai, India3,027 contributions
Heart of Cairo's Islamic Culture
Jan 2020
In a radius of 4-5 KM around the Oldest Bazar El-Khallili, there are several Mosques that depict the Islamic rule of Egypt during 12th to 14th century. Mosque and Madrasa of Sulatn Hassan is one among them. A very impressive Mosque which has stood the test of the time over last 700 years. Its worth visiting and spending some time appreciating the architecture and learning the associated history of Bahri Mamluk period. For this you need to be on your own. No conducted Tour or guided tour will take you here.
Written March 11, 2020
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Ukienomad
Fleming Island, FL6,352 contributions
Mosque with a lot of character
Feb 2020 • Friends
Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a grand structure that is widely held to be one of the best examples of early Mameluke architecture in Cairo. The site has a courtyard surrounded by four vaulted halls and soaring minarets. Mosque has so much character. Hussain was not buried here but his children are. You will have to take your shoes off to get into this mosque.
Written February 16, 2020
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NC2264
Deerfield Beach, FL351 contributions
Impressive
Nov 2019
Impressive site and the view of Cairo beautiful. Relaxing place to spend an hour to enjoy the site, garden & view and get some peace.
Written December 14, 2019
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John K
Perth, Australia252 contributions
Worth a look.
Oct 2019
Great location for the Mosque. Great views of the surrounding city.
Mosque and surrounding old buildings very well presented.
Not as beautiful as the Mosques of Istanbul though. But still really worth the visit. Golf carts run visitors up the steep hill to the Mosque for those with walking difficulties. If you take a seated rest break you children and adults will approach you with their smart phones to get a photo of themselves with tourist visitors. Must have been over 40 requests we had. Great fun !!
Written December 12, 2019
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