Ketchaoua Mosque, Algiers

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Known for its mix of Byzantine and Moorish architectural styles, Ketchaoua Mosque remains one of the most recognizable sites in the city, as well as a powerful religious spot. Enter along the wide set of stairs, and inside find an interior covered with detailed carvings and inscriptions, marble columns and arcades. Outside, note the two minarets decorated with Moorish plasterwork. Built in 1612 and having undergone a series of renovations since, the building has served as both cathedral and mosque, and today testifies to the rich history of Algiers. Plan to visit Ketchaoua Mosque during your Algiers vacation using our convenient Algiers road trip site .
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  • History An architectural building from the Ottoman period, it was converted into a church and then restored to a mosque where is that We can consider it as a gateway to the Kasbah. Owns a seafront faç...  more »
  • I was very surprised with the architecture of the mosque, you can recognize the Turkish period in the style of the mosque, some walls have been renovated so that it keeps are originality a visit if you visit Algiers
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  • Amazing Mosque Historical Mosque with a lot of change during the history . During french occupation was converted to Church and just after Algerian independence back to be a Mosque. Beautiful with Othmani architecture we should visit when you are in Algiers
  • Amazing mosque. Was closed when we went . I think it opens on prayer times. Great atmosphere market and stalls around it. Also a Turkish mosque directly opposite
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