Jami' al-Andalusiyyin
Fes, Morocco
Like its counterpart Qarawiyyin Mosque, the Andalusian Mosque began as a small, modest neighborhood mosque, but became the congregational mosque of the quarter in the 10th century.  The mosque's present appearance is the result of a series of additions and reconstruction dating from between the tenth and fourteenth centuries.  In the 10th/4th AH century the Umayyad Caliph added the minaret, and Almohad Caliph Muhammad al-Nasir (r. 1199–1213/ 595–610 AH) built the north entrance.  The portal of the mosque was constructed in the 13th century by artisans from the Nasrid kingdom of Granada.  With its ornamentation of colorful glazed tiles and carved stucco, and its  monumental cornice of carved cedar wood, the portal reflects the strong cultural and political ties that existed between Fez and Islamic Spain. 

 

Sources: 

Hillenbrand, Robert.   Islamic Architecture. NY: Columbia UP, 1994. 240-251.

Hoag, John.  Islamic Architecture. NY: Rizzoli, 1987. 57-59. 

Michell, George, ed.  Architecture of the Islamic World.  London: Thames & Hudson, 1996. 216.

Pickens et al.  Maroc: Les Cites Imperiales.  Paris: ACR Edition. 1995.

Terrasse, Henri.  La Mosquee des Andalous à Fes.  Paris: Les Editions d'Art et d'Histoire. 1942.

"Andalusian Mosque." Discover Islamic Art.  http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=monument;ISL;ma;Mon01;2;en [Accessed January 12, 2014]

Location
Fez al Bali; Andalousian quarters, Fes, Morocco
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Associated Names
Events
859-860/245-246 AH
minaret, 956/344 AH
gate at N entrance, 1203-1207/599-603 AH
restoration, 1295/694 AH
courtyard fountain, 1307/706 AH
Style Periods
1196-1465
788-974
Variant Names
Jami' al-Andalusiyyin
Andalusiyyin Mosque
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Andalusian Mosque
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Masjid al-Andalusiyyin
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al-Andalus Mosque
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Building Usages
mosque
religious