The complex was built between 1284-1285 AD by El-Mansour
Qalawun who came from a Tartar descent. Qalawun, who established
dynasty that lasted for a century, died in 1290 on his way
to fight crusaders in Acre.
was built to provide medical care for people from delicate
surgery to the care for the insane. The hospital, which occupies
the end of the complex, is replaced by a modern eye clinic.
is a landmark itself and is excellently decorated. The complex
has a Gothic touch. This is because Qalawun had knowledge
with the crusader churches in Syria.
The place is currently in restoration and not admissible