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Al-Nasir Muhammad Madrasa/Mausoleum, Cairo

Al-Nasir Muhammad Madrasa/Mausoleum - Cairo, Egypt
Al-Nasir Muhammad Madrasa/Mausoleum
Al Hossein, Cairo, EgyptMap
Neighborhood: Islamic Cairo
Overview

This mosque is an example of Mameluke architecture at its very finest. It was built by Al Nasir Mohamed - one of Sultan Qalaun's five sons - who ruled Egypt at various times between 1293 and 1340. Completed in 1295, the mosque boasts the first cruciform designed medersa in Cairo. Each of the four liwans is dedicated to a Muslim school of thought. The complex is entered through a Gothic style doorway which was pillaged from a church at Acre during the Crusades in 1291. Visitors should remember to leave their shoes at the entrance.

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Al-Nasir Muhammad Madrasa/Mausoleum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Sadat.
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