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.
Jamaa El Kebir Reviews
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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