Jami' Ketchaoua
Algiers, Algeria
Constructed in 1612 and enlarged in 1794 under the Ottoman Pasha Hassan, the Katshawa Mosque was converted to a cathedral (Cathedrale St. Philippe) under French rule in 1845. Local anecdote attributes its name to the Turkish for "goat," in reference to a livestock market formerly located nearby. The presence of Roman structures under the mosque has been ascertained, and historians contend that the mosque originally replaced an eleventh-century church.

Sources:

Dokali, Rachid. Les mosquées de la période turque à Alger. Algiers: SNED. c. 1974.

Ministry of Information and Culture, Algeria, with M. Dokali and M. Bourouiba. Les mosquées en Algérie. Algiers: SNED. 1974.
Location
Rue Ahmed Bouzina, at the foot of the Qasbah, Algiers, Algeria
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Associated Collections
Events
1612/1021 AH; 1794/1208 AH Enlarged
Style Periods
Dimensions
Prayer hall during the Ottoman period 23.3 x 18.5
Variant Names
Jami' Ketchaoua
Katchawa Mosque
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Katchawah Mosque
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Jamaa Kitshawah
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Mosquée Katchaoua
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Building Usages
mosque
religious
Materials/Techniques
lime
cement
stone
ceramic
wood