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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

428 Reviews
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eng333 wrote a review Mar 2021
New Jersey983 contributions68 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Fahad Qamar wrote a review Aug 2020
Lahore, Pakistan98 contributions48 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, Texas3,893 contributions3,895 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 contributions64 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
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