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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

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Address: Maydan Salah al-Din, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Private Walking Tour to Khan el-Khalili and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
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Private Tour: Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, Khan el-Khalili
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Stunning and Tranquil

This is by far the most stunning mosque I have ever seen. It is flooded with light, huge, the lanterns are clean and hang from such a height. Even for those who are not religious... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the most stunning mosque I have ever seen. It is flooded with light, huge, the lanterns are clean and hang from such a height. Even for those who are not religious could still find themselves lost in the peacefulness of the place. It doesn't take long to look around but I didn't want to leave, the... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most beautiful Mosque. It's architecture is just stunning. It is simply beautiful and a truly lovely place to sit quietly and reflect. Cairo really has it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When strolling through Islamic Cairo, from Khan El Khalili, Azhar Mosk, through Ghoria and the tent maker's district towards the citadel, it is worth visiting Sultan Hassan Mosque. You will like the alabaster columns, old lamps and arabesque paintings.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a massive complex very near to the citadel of Cairo. There is a good amount of security here but very few tourists. When we visited we had just around 3 other people. Its a very beautiful building and you get to know the story of Sultan Hasan who built it. Take some time to soak in the architecture... More 

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Again another master piece of Islamic history you go there to be bedazzled ....its like yoga if its a place to go a peace of mind ..... another must go place in cairo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I live in Egypt and can visit Sultan Hassan whenever I like, and I like to as frequently as possible. Sultan Hassan is a very old mosque in Old Cairo that was a university and also one of the oldest hospitals in the world. Much of its space is open to the sky and has some of the most amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Upon entering, one must wind through a relatively small room, halls, until the main courtyard opens up to fantastically massive vaulted archers/diwans. The marble decoration is beautiful, and the mihrab and minbar are exquisite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Located right behind the citadel of Saladin, the mosque of Sultan Hassan is considered to be the greatest of all mosques in Cairo. The building is huge and was even stunning for the ottomans when they conquered Egypt as it's high minaret (about 80m) was used to attack the citadel by many rebels. The entrance to the mosque has got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

for Islamic Architecture lovers , it is really beautiful mosque with a high peaceful spiritual energy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

These two mosques, colossal neighbors in the midst of a bustling local area, are a refreshing escape from the typical sweltering heat of downtown Cairo. They're very well preserved, and inside you can enjoy a more authentic mosque experience than you might have come to expect from visiting ore famous mosques. Instead of swarming tourists with iPhones perpetually elevated, you... More 

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