Considered one of the largest mosques in the world, the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan was built during the Mamluk Islamic era (14th century) by Sultan Hassan. The landmark acted as a Madrassa (school) too, beside being a site of worship.
The Al-Rifa’i Mosque was built over 40 years, between 1869 and 1912, by the famous Egyptian engineer Hussein Fahmy Pasha. The mosque is home to Al-Rifa’i’s tomb, as well as many royal family members.
The Salal El Din Citadel built by Saladin and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is located on the Mokattam hills near the center of Cairo for a strategic position overlooking the city.
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