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Great Mosque of Algiers-الجامع الكبير
Basic information
Location Algeria Algiers, Algeria
Affiliation Islam
Province Algiers
District Bab el Oued
Municipality Casbah
Ecclesiastical status Mosque
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Islamic, Almoravid
Specifications
Minaret(s) 1

The Great Mosque of Algiers (Arabic: الجامع الكبير‎, Jemaa Kebir) was built in Algiers, Algeria in 1097. It is one of the few remaining examples of Almoravid architecture. It was built under sultan Ali ibn Yusuf. Its minaret dates from 1324 and was built by the Ziyyanid sultan of Tlemcen. The gallery at the outside of the mosque was built in 1840. Its construction was a consequence of a complete reconstruction of the street by the French.

The mosque is situated at the Rue de la Marine.

See also

External links

  • Museum with no frontiers, Ali Lafer, The Great Mosque (djamaa el-kebir) [1]
  • Museum with no frontiers, Leila Merabet, The Minbar of the Great Mosque of Algiers [2]
  • In French: Elwatan.com, Zineddine Sekfali, Que peut-on encore sauver Alger?, 2005 [3]
  • Photo by Rachik Bouanani [4] (on pbase.com, retrieved November 11 2008)

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