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El Jedid Mosque in Algiers

Algiers Monuments and Historic Buildings: El Jedid Mosque



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Category: Monument and Historic Building



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10/16/2008

El Jedid Mosque

The Great Mosque known as Jamaa el Kebir is the oldest mosque of Algiers and is located at Rue de la Marine. The Sultan of Tlemcen, Abu Tachfin, built the mosque in 1324and according to an inscription on the podium of the mosque it existed in the year 1018. The gallery outside the mosque was built in 1840. The façade has a row of white marble columns and the square mosque is divided into alleys with these columns joined by Moorish arches. The Almoravid style has influenced the architecture. The El Jedid Mosque, also known as The New Mosque, built in the 17th century, appears like a Greek cross covered by a huge white cupola in the centre with 4 smaller cupolas on the four sides. This mosque, which is ninety feet high, has a similar interior to that of the Great Mosque.

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