Great Mosque of Tlemcen

Great Mosque of Tlemcen

Great Mosque of Tlemcen is a historic mosque located in Tlemcen, Algeria. The mosque, which was built in 1082 AD, is one of the best preserved examples of the Almoravid dynasty's architecture. It was built under sultan Yusuf ibn Tashfin, but substantially reconstructed and enlarged by his son Ali ibn Yusuf. An inscription dates this reconstruction to 1136 AD.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Tlemcen Province

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 11th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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