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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

426 Reviews
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Check off three of Cairo’s most important ancient Egyptian sites in a day with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Start at Giza, home to the three Great Pyramids, the Valley Temple, and the majestic Sphinx. After a restaurant lunch, travel to Saqqara, an ancient cemetery known for Egypt’s first true pyramid. Finish with a visit to Memphis, city of the pharaohs who built these ancient tombs.
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Fahad Qamar wrote a review Aug. 2020
Lahore, Pakistan98 contributions47 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Linda Y wrote a review Apr. 2020
Frisco, Texas3,892 contributions3,733 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Kazi Y wrote a review Mar. 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions62 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Dalbir_S_Virdi wrote a review Mar. 2020
Navi Mumbai, India3,028 contributions219 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Ukienomad wrote a review Feb. 2020
Fleming Island, Florida6,318 contributions625 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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