Jamaa El Kebir, Algiers

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#8 of 11 in Historic Sites in Algiers
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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  • JAMAA El Kebir is a religious monument is the testimony to the greatness of the Almoravides dynasty. In this place there are a peaceful haven and a place of retreat for this open and tolerant islam.
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  • 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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