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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

Maydan Salah al-Din, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Maydan Salah al-Din, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly this has so much more potential; it needs some renovations to restore a bit of its glory but is nonetheless worth the trip (and dont miss the Al Rifai mosque across from Sultan Hassan) Go with a guide to get the best historical explanation...More

Thank Pierre E
Reviewed 6 days ago

My first impression of this mediëval mosque was: it is not yet finished. In present day terminology you would almost call it brutalist architecture as decorations are mostly lacking and rough surfaces prevail. The young initiator of its construction sultan Hasan was assassinated before he...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 27 October 2017

From the entrance the first thought is wow this is big as you enter it still screams the same but there is a peaceful vibe to it. It is large and surprisingly a place where you are not harassed by anyone but only left to...More

1  Thank Mustafa V
Reviewed 23 October 2017

If you like visiting Islamic mosques this is a good one to see. It's massive. Very impressive structure.

Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Our guide Ibrahem Mohamed gave us an excellent tour of the this mosque. He has an amazing knowledge of the history of all the sites we visited. He explained many traditional Islamic practices. Truly was like a college credit course. We totally enjoyed his company...More

Thank ashtabula
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Not far from Mohamed Ali mosque the Madrasa and mosque boast grand details, acoustics and architecture. Very peaceful and calm.

Thank A M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Nice building. You are allowed to go inside but only during certain timing. There's a park nearby where you can rest for a while. Free entrance with security check.

1  Thank J. Meng H
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

It has one of the most respected islamic architecture in Egypt ( it was also the opinion of a famous American architect) If you are looking for decorative ornaments don't go there because it's not rich with it( EL REFAAI MOSQUE which is located in...More

1  Thank a_ezzeldin
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A beautiful grand mosque that is surrounded by Egyptian culture. Immerse in its architectural brilliance and also explore its surrounding, with countless food and souvenirs stalls.

Thank Syahays
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This mosque and madrasa (school) is 660 years old and is considered an architectural wonder. Built in the heart of old Cairo opposite to another beautiful but much modern mosque (AL Refai). It is better to visit during weekdays and avoid Friday since it will...More

1  Thank OsamaDaoud
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27 November 2016|
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Response from Sarah S | Reviewed this property |
its everyday from 9 Am to 5 PM i believe i hope you enjoy it