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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan vs Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan and Mosque of Ibn Tulun are both endorsed by travel writers. Overall, Mosque of Ibn Tulun ranks slightly higher than Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Mosque of Ibn Tulun scores 90 with positive reviews from 4 reviewers including Lonely Planet, Frommer's and Michelin Guide.

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
9 / 10
Maydan Salah al-Din, Cairo, Egypt
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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
"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
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
Frommer's
"Monumental examples of Mamluke architecture and engineering, and should be high on your list of things to see." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Massive yet elegant, this great structure... was built between 1356 and 1363 by Sultan Hassan, a grandson of Sultan Qalaun." Full review
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Mosque of Ibn Tulun
8 / 10
al-Basatin, off al-Saliba Street, Cairo, Egypt
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Fodor's
"This huge congregational mosque was built in 879 by Ahmad Ibn Tulun with the intention of accommodating his entire army during Friday prayers." Full review
Frommer's
"Ibn Tulun's innovative Iraqi-influenced architecture and massive courtyard have a power and space that... others lack." Full review
Lonely Planet
"The city’s oldest intact, functioning Islamic monument is easily identified by its high walls topped with neat crenulations that resemble a string of paper dolls." Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"The oldest mosque in Cairo to have retained its original appearance (9C)" Full review

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