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  • Religious Sites in Algeria

    Ketchaoua Mosque

    The Ketchaoua Mosque has always been a religious site, but has changed faces a few times over the years. In 1612, the Ketchaoua Mosque was constructed and flourished as a mosque until 1845. After being known as the Cathedral of St Philippe for a number of years, the building was again converted into a mosque in 1962. Fortunately, the structure and breathtaking architecture has remained in ...

  • Religious Sites in Algeria

    Djemaa el-Djedid

    At approximately three hundred and fifty years old, the Djemaa el-Djedid Mosque is by no means a new religious site, as the name reflects. The Djemaa el-Djedid Mosque was constructed in 1660, during the Ottoman period, and even though its designation changed a few times over the centuries, and reconstruction was done to suit its new purposes, the building survived the French onslaught, which ...

  • Attractions

    Religious Sites in Algeria

    With Islam being the dominant religion of Algeria, it comes as no surprise that the majority of the country’s sacred and religious sites are connected to the Islamic faith. One or more mosques can be found in virtually every Algerian town and city. While the primary purpose of a mosque is as a center of worship, it is also a place for learning and for taking care of matters relating to the ...

  • Religious Sites in Algeria

    Great Mosque of Algiers

    Located on the Rue de la Marine in Algeria's capital city, the Great Mosque of Algiers is a superb example of Almoravid architecture, one of the few remaining in North Africa. The Great Mosque of Algiers, also known as the El Jedid Mosque, was built in 1097 under the direction of Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf (1106-1142), an Almoravid ruler. In 1324 the Sultan of Tlemcen, Abu Tachfin added the ...

  • Religious Sites in Algeria

    Great Mosque of Tlemcen

    Visitors to foreign countries are often interested in the architecture and buildings that have survived through the centuries, as they reflect and represent the history of a particular city, and the country as a whole. In the city of Tlemcen, a magnificent mosque was constructed in the year 1082, which has retained its beauty and splendor, to become one of the most popular attractions in ...

  • Map

    To make finding your way around Algeria a little easier, we are including a map showing the regions and largest cities throughout the country. Our quick reference map of Algeria displays the country's major regions. Our editors have added many hundreds of pages of articles and blogs about local sites and attractions such as Museums, Religious Sites and National Parks and other places of ...