Jami' Ali Bitshin
Algiers, Algeria
Located at the intersection of the the of Bab el-Oued and de la Casbah (Sidi Driss Hemidouche), the facade is lined with shops along these busy streets. The prayer hall is an an open space with columns, topped by a octagonal dome. There is a gallery on three sides of the prayer hall, and two galleries on entrance side across from the mihrab. The minaret at the northeast corner, once 15 m high, was shortened to 12 m during the colonial era. The msoque was used as a military pharmacy during the French conquest of Algiers, and subsquently converted to a church.After Algerian independence in 1962 it was returned to its original function as a mosque. 
Location
intersection of rue de Bab El-Oued and de le Casbah (Sidi Driss Hamidouche), Algiers, Algeria
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Events
1662/1072 AH
converted to a church in 1842/1257 AH
restored 2010/1431 AH
reconverted 1962/1381 AH
Style Periods
1299-1922
Variant Names
Jami' Ali Bitshin
Ali Bitshin Mosque
Translated
Jami' Ali Bitchin
Alternate transliteration
Djama'a Ali Bitchin
Alternate transliteration
Mosquee Ali Bitchnin
Translated
Building Usages
church
religious
mosque
religious
Keywords
adaptive reuse