Mahmud Pasha Mosque: Part of the Citadel fortifications in the foreground, Mahmud Pasha Mosque, to the right
Salah El Din Square: in front is stair to the Citadel gate known as Bab el-Azab, and to the east of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan.
The mosque built by Mahmud Pasha in 1567 is an early Cairene Ottoman official religious architecture which follows the Mamluk tradition. The positioning of the domed burial chamber behind the prayer hall to face the Citadel and the construction of the minaret on a semicircular buttress protruding from a corner next to the mausoleum show that it used the nearby Madrasa of Sultan Hasan as its model. The minaret, however, is Ottoman style.