El Emir Abdelkader Mosque
9J4Q+RJ Constantine, Algeria, Algeria

El Emir Abdelkader mosque is the second largest mosque in Algeria after Djamaa al-Jaza'ir in Algiers. It carries the name of Emir Abd al-Qadir, the Algerian resistance leader to the French occupation in the 19th century.

Built from 1972 to 1994, this mosque is in fact an Islamic complex including the Emir Abdelkader Mosque and the Islamic University of Constantine.

The complex consists of three parts: the main prayer hall, which is dominated by a large dome, 20 meters in diameter; and the ancillary prayer hall, which is centered around a courtyard; and the Islamic University.

In addition to the main building, the mosque is adorned with two minarets, each 107 meters high, and fronted by a gigantic esplanade of about 1 hectare.

Location
9J4Q+RJ Constantine, Algeria, Algeria
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Variant Names
El Emir Abdelkader Mosque
مسجد الأمير عبد القادر
Mosquée El Emir Abdelkader
Abd al-Qadir Complex
Building Usages
mosque
religious
university
educational
Materials/Techniques
marble
onyx
wood
stucco
plaster
Keywords
domes
muqarnas
marble
woodwork