Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

Top 1% of attractions in Cairo
9 / 10

7 expert reviews

“Monumental examples of Mamluke architecture and engineering, and should be high on your list of things to see.”

– Frommer'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
"The first of the Circassian Mamluk Sultans, Barquq assumed power after a series of political intrigues that led to the downfall (and often deaths) of the Bahri (Tartar) Mamluks. Barquq..." Full review
"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
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
"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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