Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo

Going to Sultan Hassan Mosque from Muhammad Ali mosque.

Silhouette of Sultan Hassan Mosque.

Silhouette of Sultan Hassan Mosque.

The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a massive Mamluk (Military of the slave social position native place in the Islam) era mosque and madrassa located near the Citadel in Cairo.

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan

The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is regarded as the finest piece of early-Mamluk architecture era in Cairo, an age of architectural splendour.

The courtyard of the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo

The courtyard of the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo

This mosque which was built from 1356 through 1363 by the mandate of sultan Hasan. Contrary to the magnificent appearance, the process until completion was really full of disturbance, and it had tragedy such as the sultan being killed just before completion.

Interior of the mosque 

Interior of the mosque

The story has that the construction of this complex was boring and was a process of the tragedy. In fact, it was built between 1356 and 1363 by the Sultan Hassan who was murdered shortly before the mosque was completed.

The ceiling of the mosque

The ceiling of the mosque

Sultan Hassan’s madrassa-mosque was built out of huge blocks of stone. Due to its tremendous height, this mosque soon became a symbol of the culmination of all the architectural power developed throughout a century of Mamluk rule.

Massive Sultan Hassan’s madrassa-mosque

Massive Sultan Hassan’s madrassa-mosque

When arriving to the mosque, your eyes will be immediately drawn upward into the blue sky. And as you lower your head, you will witness the most amazingly patterned mosaic-paved courtyard, unprecedented in Cairo. Only a glimpse of the splendour you’ll gaze at inside.

Mosaic of the courtyard

Mosaic of the courtyard

Interestingly, after his assassination, Sultan Hasan’s body was hidden and never found; the mosque never served its purpose.

The great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha

Silhouette of Sultan Hassan’s madrassa-mosque and Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha

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