Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most important building of the Islamic world
    Sultan Hassan started to built his mosque in 1356 and it took 7 years. Several tragedies occurred during construction eg. one of the minarets collapsed and buried 300 people under it. It’s a huge and magnificent building. I think the greatest parts of the mosque are the entrance gate and the well. It’s worth to visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 April 2023
  • Madan Gopal M
    Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A rare and unique place.
    This unique structure reflects the early Mamluk architecture, every angle is built with meticulous care. Elegant courtyard, ornate windows, sprawling premises, this place is free from crowds. There is an admission ticket that can also be utilised for visiting ar- Rifa'i mosque. Many stories are associated with this Madrasa and the signage explains briefly.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 May 2023
  • Marvin G
    Ogdensburg, New York1,170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the largest mosques in the Islamic world
    There are two mosques stand side by side. Sultan Hassan Mosque was built in the 14th century during the Bahri Mamluk period and is one of the largest in the world. It was commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan and has some innovative architectural components. It is sited in the historic Salah al-Din Square of Cairo and still serves as a school to train Sunni Moslems.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 July 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,546 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited it briefly and the Rifa Mosque
    These 2 huge mosques are located next to each other so can be visited at the same time. Entrance fee is 120 EGP or about $4. We had to take off our shoes and coverd lur heads. In addition to the Prayer areas, there are rooms with tombs. Not sure whose tombs belong to. There are no signage that designate them.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Lella Erludóttir
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A surprisingly wonderful visit
    Our visit to the mosque of Sultan Hassan was one of most surprising things we did in Cairo. I had looked up all the must-visit places in Cairo but somehow this mosque had never caught my eye or interest in the preparation process for the trip. We had a local guide one day who took us to the mosque and it was such a lovely experience. There was almost no one there apart from us so it was quiet and serene. I recommend that you put this on your Cairo bucket-list.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 November 2023
  • betteskid
    Boston, Massachusetts1,356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit - easily combined with the Al Rifa'i Mosque next door
    We enjoyed our visit to this 14th century mosque in Cairo. As an older structure, it was interesting to compare the architecture to two others we have visited - built much later. This mosque was hauntingly beautiful and is definitely worth visiting.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to this 14th century mosque in Cairo. As an older structure, it was interesting to compare the architecture to two others we have visited - built much later. This mosque was hauntingly beautiful and is definitely worth visiting.
Written 25 February 2024
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André de Ruiter
Enschede, The Netherlands864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
And here we have another place that you need to visit when you are around here.
Its a beautifull mosque or madrassa to have a look around.
Written 16 February 2024
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Lella Erludóttir
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Our visit to the mosque of Sultan Hassan was one of most surprising things we did in Cairo. I had looked up all the must-visit places in Cairo but somehow this mosque had never caught my eye or interest in the preparation process for the trip. We had a local guide one day who took us to the mosque and it was such a lovely experience. There was almost no one there apart from us so it was quiet and serene. I recommend that you put this on your Cairo bucket-list.
Written 16 November 2023
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O M E R
Greater London, UK1,714 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Completed in 1363 and located in the historic Salahudin Square of old Cairo, near Cairo's Citadel, Mosque of Sultan Hassan is one of the important monumental and religious buildings of old Cairo that has been functioning for nearly seven centuries.
Sultan Hassan mosque showcases the Egyptian Mamluk architectecture.
Written 29 October 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
These 2 huge mosques are located next to each other so can be visited at the same time. Entrance fee is 120 EGP or about $4. We had to take off our shoes and coverd lur heads.

In addition to the Prayer areas, there are rooms with tombs. Not sure whose tombs belong to. There are no signage that designate them.
Written 21 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1,170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
There are two mosques stand side by side. Sultan Hassan Mosque was built in the 14th century during the Bahri Mamluk period and is one of the largest in the world. It was commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan and has some innovative architectural components. It is sited in the historic Salah al-Din Square of Cairo and still serves as a school to train Sunni Moslems.
Written 8 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This unique structure reflects the early Mamluk architecture, every angle is built with meticulous care. Elegant courtyard, ornate windows, sprawling premises, this place is free from crowds. There is an admission ticket that can also be utilised for visiting ar- Rifa'i mosque. Many stories are associated with this Madrasa and the signage explains briefly.
Written 12 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Sultan Hassan started to built his mosque in 1356 and it took 7 years. Several tragedies occurred during construction eg. one of the minarets collapsed and buried 300 people under it. It’s a huge and magnificent building. I think the greatest parts of the mosque are the entrance gate and the well. It’s worth to visit.
Written 24 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rohit K
50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is definitely worth a visit. Both buildings are historic, beautiful and their size is awesome. See the tombs of Egyptian royalty and the Shah of Iran in the rooms adjacent to the mosque.
Written 11 March 2023
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CCleChat
Brisbane, Australia95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Well presented, and large, cool complex to visit in the heat of Cairo's late morning July! Interesting history, and a great view.
Written 22 August 2022
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