The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, Egypt. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city. It is currently a safeguarded memorable site, with mosques and exhibition halls. In 1976, it was d by UNESCO as a piece of the World Heritage Site Historic Cairo Islamic Cairo which was "the new focus of the Islamic world, achieving its brilliant age in the fourteenth century. The mosque was worked in the vicinity of 1830 and 1848, in spite of the fact that not finished until the reign of Said Pasha in 1857.
The draftsman was Yusuf Bushnak from Istanbul and its model was the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in that city. Muhammad Ali Pasha was covered in a tomb cut from Carrara marble, in the yard of the mosque. His body was exchanged here from Hawsh al-Basha in 1857. Worked in 1318, amid the early Bahri Mamluk period, as the imperial mosque of the Citadel where the sultans of Cairo played out their Friday petitions, today this hypostyle mosque is as yet like what it looked like in the 1300 however numerous repairs have been made. It is available to general society however rarely went by sightseers.