Jamaa El Kebir, Algiers

4.2
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Jamaa El Kebir provides a glimpse into the country's rich history, shaped by a number of different cultures. The mosque stands on the spot once occupied by Berber and Phoenician sacred places, which the Roman conquerors eventually transformed into a temple. Later, the site served as a Christian house of worship. Today, the 11th-century mosque contains a prayer hall supported by 72 columns. The building is topped by a 15 m (50 ft) minaret. Plan your Jamaa El Kebir visit and explore what else you can see and do in Algiers using our Algiers online itinerary planner.
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  • This mosque has Moorish architecture where this place? Located in Martyrs' Square/ Place des Martyrs, next to the new mosque/ ‪Jamaa El Jedid‬ and in front of the Ketchaoua Mosque. Owns a seafront.....  more »
  • Undoubtedly very impressive - huge and ancient - I did not find the mosque open for visitors. Some lovely outside detail - see photos.  more »

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