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Mosque Name: Tlemcen Grand Mosque

Country: Algeria

City: Tlemcen

Year of construction (AH): 475

Year of construction (AD): 1082

GPS: 34.883771 -1.310485

Gibson Classification: Parallel


This mosque was founded by the Almoravid emir Yusuf ibn Tashfin in 1082 when he founded the city of Tagrart (present-day Tlemcen), an extension of the earlier Idrisid-era city of Agadir. However, the mosque was renovated and decorated by his son and successor, Ali ibn Yusuf.

The mosque from outside

The mosque from outside

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