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Jun 9, 2010 - Cairo    1 Comment

Sultan Hassan Mosque (Cairo, Egypt)

Hours of Operation: Open daily, 0800 – 1700 (October – May), 0800 – 1800 (June – September)

Admission: 25 LE

Get There: The Sultan Hassan Mosque is closest to the Ataba Metro station.  Taxis are also available to transport you to the mosque.

The Sultan Hassan Mosque is considered stylistically the most compact and unified of all Cairo monuments. It is one of the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture. The building was commissioned by Sultan Hassan bin Al-Nasir Muhammad bin Qalawun in 1356 AD as a mosque and religious school for all four juristic branches of Sunni Islam. It was designed so that each of the four schools of thought – Shafi, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali – has its own area while sharing the mosque.

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