Qalawun Complex

Qalawun Complex

Qalawun complex is a massive Islamic complex located in Cairo, Egypt. It includes a madrasa, a hospital and a mausoleum. The complex was built by the Sultan Al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun in the 1280s. Qalawun complex was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 as part of Historic Cairo.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Cairo Governorate

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 13th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Cairo

Date of Inscription: 1979

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