About the Mosque & School of Sultan Al Kamel
One of the most important sultans of the Ayyubid family, Sultan Kamel Mohammed established the Mosque & School of Sultan Al Kamel for teaching religion sciences and it is considered the second school to teach hadith.
Today, the only remnants of this historical monument is a facade.
The history of the Mosque & School of Sultan Al Kamel
The Mosque and School of Sultan Al Kamel was once regarded as one of the greatest theology schools in Egypt during the13th and 14th century.
The importance of this Madrasa decreased in the 15th century due to the famine that struck Egypt, suffering quite a bit of damage before it was was renovated in 2002.
The El-Kamil Ayyub Madrasa is distinguished by its interior plan and its system of delivering water for the prayers in the mosque. It’s open courtyard has beautiful ablution facilities in its centre and is decorated with numerous arches.
Getting to the Mosque & School of Sultan Al Kamel
The fortified gate of Bab al-Nasr is situated 500 metres from the hotel, which is approximately about a 5 minute walk. By car, it may actually take you a minute longer to get there, depending on traffic congestion. For directions, please use the map below.