Jami' al-Kabir (Tlemcen)
Tlemcen, Algeria
The original mosque on the site was Almoravid, constructed by Yusuf ibn Tashfin (r. 1061-1106/453-499 AH), but substantially rebuilt in 1136/530 AH by his son 'Ali Ibn Yusuf (r. 1106-1143/500-537 AH). The minaret and dome were added ca. 1236 by Yaghmorasan Ibn Zyan (r. ca.1235-1283/632-683 AH).    
Location
Tlemcen, Algeria
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Associated Names
Site Contains
Associated Collections
Events
ca. 1082/474 AH
rebuilt 1136/530 AH
dome and minaret ca. 1236/633 AH
Style Periods
1053-1150
1235-1555
Dimensions
Mosque: 60 x 50 m ; Prayer Hall: 49,30 x 25 m ; Minaret: H. 29,15 m
Variant Names
Jami' al-Kabir (Tlemcen)
الجامع الكبير
Original
Great Mosque of Tlemcen
Translated
Djama'a Kebir
Alternate transliteration
Grand Mosquée de Tlemcen
Translated
Building Usages
mosque
religious
Materials/Techniques
brick
plaster
stone
stucco
wood