The mosque was built in the 18th century by Algerians over the
tomb of Abu
El-Abbas Al-Morsi, a 13th century Islamic leader. It was rebuilt
and renovated in the first half of the 20th century. It is huge
with a high minaret
and 4 remarkable domes.
The mosque is the biggest and the principal one of Alexandria.
It serves as a religious symbol of the city.