Beni Isguen

Beni Isguen

Beni Isguen is a historical city located in Ghardaia Province, Algeria. It was founded in 14th century AD by the Ibadi Berbers. The city is distinguished by its fortifications such as walls and defensive towers, in addition to the old mosque. Beni Isguen was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, as part of ​M'Zab Valley.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Ghardaia Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 14th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: M’Zab Valley

Date of Inscription: 1982

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