Jami' al-Kabir (Algiers)
Algiers, Algeria
Measuring approximately 38 by 46 meters, the great mosque of Algiers is based on a 9 by 11 grid, with the prayer hall found under the first 5 of the 9 bays running parallel to the qibla wall. The courtyard is subsumed within the outer bays of the structure. As an early Almoravid building, it does not yet fully display the distinctive T-shaped plan characteristic of later Almoravid mosques, although its central aisle is wider than the others.

Sources:

Oleg Grabar, et al. "Islamic art." In Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online, http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T041771pg8 [accessed July 3, 2009].

Ali Lafer, et al. "Djama'a al-Kebir (Great Mosque)." In Museum With No Frontiers: Discover Islamic Art, http://www.discoverislamicart.org [accessed July 3, 2009].
Location
Rue de la Marine, Algiers, Algeria
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Associated Names
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Associated Collections
Events
ca. 1096/489 AH; ca. 1324/724 AH Minaret; ca. 1836/1252 AH Facade
Style Periods
Dimensions
Mosque: 46.3 x 38.2 m; prayer hall: 46.3 x 22.3 m; courtyard: 20.8 x 10.8
Variant Names
Jami' al-Kabir (Algiers)
Grande Mosquée d'Alger
Translated
Djamaa Kebir
Alternate transliteration
Jami Masjid
Alternate
Jemaa Kebir
Alternate transliteration
Building Usages
mosque
religious
Materials/Techniques
brick
plaster
stone
stucco
wood