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"Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa - Islamic Cairo" Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan Tip by call_me_rhia

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, Cairo: 15 reviews and 29 photos

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by call_me_rhia

The Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa is, in my opinion, the most beautiful of all Cairo's religious buildings. The mosque also has a madrasa, a religious school attached ot it.

The mosque was built for Sultan Hassan bin Mohammad bin Qala'oun in 1256 AD as a mosque and religious school for all sunni "divisions": Shafite, Malikite, Hanefte and Hanbalite.

Three things are particularly impressive: the cornices, the entrance, and the monumental staircase. But these are details: to admire the building in its full beauty you have to go up to the Citadel, and look down on it.

Address: Islamic Cairo
Directions: just below the Citadel

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 21, 2005
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