Ketchaoua Mosque, Algiers

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#5 of 12 in Historic Sites in Algiers
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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  • recently restored Ottoman-era mosque has must see with these majestic minarets have been restored has the same
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  • The mosque has been renovated to its former glory, beautiful architecture. Unfortunetly the mosque was closed and we were not able to visit it.  more »
  • Beautiful restoration of this mosque emblematic of the lower casbah of Algiers. The place is not yet open to the public because it is waiting for inauguration by local authorities and the Turkish authorities, who supported the restoration of this building that was at turns mosque and Cathedral and then again after mosque independence.
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  • Very beautiful place with an old and rich history and nice architecture
  • After the renovation it's perfect again
  • Very good and old mosque. Under renovation by Turkish government.
  • Very beautiful mosque which is still under renovation but still gives a beautiful example of old traditional architecture like casbah
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