Mosques of Algeria

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Djemaa El Djedid, Algiers  

Mosques of Algeria


Year of construction originally: 1660 AD


Djemaa El Djedid , Algiers



Algeria’s mosques are interesting, different styles reflect upon Algeria’s national history. The one that all seem to get a chance to visit is not only conveniently located next to the harbour, it is also quite unique. Djemaa el-Djedid, means New Mosque, but this Ottoman mosque dates back to 1660. It combines Turkish styles of vaults and domes with an Andalucian minaret, but most noteworthy is the shape of its ground, with the form of a cross; nobody knows why. One popular story tells that its architect was a Christian, who was punished for just this by death.

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Mosquee Sidi Boumediene


Build in: 1339 AD


Mosquee Sidi Boumediene

Sidi Boumediene Mosque is located in the district of El Eubbad, the mosque was built in 1339 by Sultan Hassan Abu Ali said Merinid "Black Sultan".

The tomb of Saint Sidi Boumediene is close, forming a complex of such a madrasah built in 1347, a small palace (Dar Es Sultan), a zaouia, steam room and latrines from the same time . Sidi Boumediene is known for spreading the Sufi practice throughout North Africa.

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