Ketchaoua Mosque, Algiers

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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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  • The key to getting to see the inside of this mosque (and most other mosques in Algiers): Time your visit at the time of prayers. They will otherwise close the mosque in between prayer times to keep th...  more »
  • Great Architecture which has been renovated by Turkish Govt (thanks to our guide Fadel for this quick visit). Mosque was closed and has not been able to visit inside. You can visit the surroundings al...  more »
  • Although it doesn't compare to other mosques ever seen, such as the latest of Constantine, deserves a visit. Not unless they want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get some rest.
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  • Amazing Mosque Historical Mosque with a lot of change during the history . During french occupation was converted to Church and just after Algerian independence back to be a Mosque. Beautiful with Othmani architecture we should visit when you are in Algiers
  • Amazing mosque. Was closed when we went . I think it opens on prayer times. Great atmosphere market and stalls around it. Also a Turkish mosque directly opposite
  • Must see in Algiers, in the heart of the historic area. Recently renovated and full of history..
  • Very old mosquee renovated. Excellent Imam for Friday prayer.
  • Beautiful place
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