Jami' Sidi Youssef ibn 'Ali
Essaouira, Morocco
Situated in the southeast section of the medina, the Mosque Sidi of Youssef Ben Ali is the largest mosque in the city of Essaouira.  According to the site of the Moroccan Ministry of Habous  it was constructed between 1773-1774/1187 AH by Abu Yaqub Yusuf Ibn Muhammad Ibn Sidi Mohammed Ibn Annacer al-Tamagrouti, one of the Imams who had accompanied the Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ibn Abdellah at the founding of the city of Essaouira.  It is an important and imposing building, with a facade on the Méchaour.

Occupying an area is approximately 2080 m², it is a typical Moroccan mosque. The prayer hall is composed of three naves running parallel to the qibla wall. The courtyard measures 35mx13m.  

Ministére de la Culture, Royaume Du Maroc. "Médina D'Essaouira." Accessed February 07, 2015. http://www.minculture.gov.ma/fr/index.php?option=com_content&id=66&Itemid=133.

Ministère des Habous et des Affaires Islamiques, Royaume Du Maroc. "La Mosquée Benyoussef D'Essaouira (Les Alaouites)." La Mosquée Benyoussef D'Essaouira (Les Alaouites). Accessed February 07, 2015. http://habous.gov.ma/fr/atlas-des-mosquees/1181-la-mosquée-benyoussef-d-essaouira-les-alaouites.html.

Avenue Oqba Ibn Nafiaa, Essaouira, Morocco
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1773-1774/1187 AH
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2080 m², minaret 66.34 m
Variant Names
Djemaa Youssef Ben Ali
Alternate transliteration
Ben Youssef Mosque
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