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Address: Place des Martyrs, Algiers, Algeria

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I have travelled throughout the Muslim world but never seen a mosque like this. It's history and architecture is quite unique and quite stunning. Definitely worth seeing, be... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2013
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Shanghai
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This certainly splendid mosque is currently under restoration by the Turkish (!) government and there is scaffolding anywhere around. The interior is closed for the restauration work entirely.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

a very nice construction in Algiers for the islamic cult built in 1646 It is located at the foot of the Casbah, which was built during the Ottoman rule in the 17th century, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mosque that stands on the first of the Casbah’s many steep stairways, was logistically and symbolically the cynosure of... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

The building was built during the Ottoman's era! The architecture is so beautiful! It was on renovation the last time I tried to visit which is a pretty good thing as it's definitely a priceless treasure Algeria should keep & maintain!

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Madrid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Would like to visist it in future trips to Algiers, even if it is meant to be a place of prayer, It would be a loss if we never get to see the great minds of arabic architects. It would not be a bad idea if they had a collection box for funds to Fix it earlier it seemed that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

This mosque still seems to be under renovation and it looks like that may continue to be the situation for some time to come. Located in the lower Kasbah in a busy market area, you can still get a good idea of its appearance despite the scaffolding. Going inside is, at present, not an option.

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Even if it is closed for Renovation, but you can have a great vue from outside. A unique architecture. Unfortunatly, its location is quite in a popular market.

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Lower Mainland, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

The Ketchaoua Mosque is closed for renovations when I visited in April 2014. No indication as to when it will reopen. It was fenced in and had scaffolding around it.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

I have travelled throughout the Muslim world but never seen a mosque like this. It's history and architecture is quite unique and quite stunning. Definitely worth seeing, be careful though, the local area is a foreboding.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012

The mosque is beautiful,but to fully appreciate it,you must know it's story! It was built in 1794 by the Dey Baba Hassan, it later served the Catholic faith and was transformed into a cathedral, before being recovered by the Muslim religion at the independence. This building is a surprising mixture of Roman-Byzantine styles and Turkish-Arab mosque Ketchaoua was the center... More 

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