Putting the citadel
in your back the mosque will be to the left to Al-Qal'aa street.
The mosque was finished in 1363. It was built during the Bahari
Mamluk period by Sultan Hassan.
The mosque is one of the largest Islamic structures on earth.
It's remarkably big in terms of size and is skillfully decorated.
It is said that the Sultan gathered the best architects and
ordered them to build a mosque that its grandiosity surpasses
any other building on earth.
The mosque also included a madrasa
to teach students the four sects of Islam. This is evident as
you can see four mansions located on the corners of the mosque.
The south minaret
is about 60 meters high (about 200 feet), one the tallest of
ancient mosques on earth.
The mosque has a mausoleum
that was intended to house the corpse of the Sultan who died
in the desert but the location of his body remained unknown.
In order to complete his mosque, Sultan Hassan had to acquire
money of the victims who fell dead in the Black Death
that hit Egypt at that time.