Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

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9 / 10

7 expert reviews
Fodor's Fodor's
"Al-Zahir Baybars' reign (1260–77) marked the real beginning of the Mamluk state, due in large part to his skills as a commander, administrator, and builder. It was he who halted the..." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"The cruciform interior is spacious and austere, except for an ornate carved and gilded ceiling in the sanctuary, and the qibla (the direction of Mecca) wall, decorated in marble dado." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"One of the largest Islamic religious buildings in the world. Historians believe that its builders may have used stone from the Pyramids at Giza." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
3 Stars
"Founded by Sultan Hassan in the 14C, this gigantic madrasa (7 900m2) is a gem of Mamluk-era architecture. Behind its long, tall façade, which lends it the look of a fortress, the central..." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Just because the Sultan Hasan Mosque is 600 years old doesn't mean they can't use modern technology to keep it clean." Full review
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