Mosque Name: The Great Mosque of Taza

Country: Morocco

City: Taza

Year of construction (AH): 536

Year of construction (CE): 1142

GPS: 34.212503 -4.018969


Gibson Classification: Parallel

Rebuilt facing Mecca: Never


The Great Mosque of Taza was founded by the Almohads in 1142/536 AH to mark their presence in the strategically important region between the Rif and Middle Atlas mountains. Taza was later taken by the Marinids, who immediately made major additions and reconstructions to the Great Mosque.

Taza Mosque Qibla

Taza Mosque Qibla

A street in Taza with the mosque minaret in the background.

A street in Taza with the mosque minaret in the background.

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