Djamaa El Djedid

Local nameDjamaa El Djedid
LocationAlgiers, Algeria

Djamaa el Djedid,, also referred to as the Djama’a al-Djedid, or Jamaa El Jedid is a mosque located in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. It was built in 1660 in accordance with the traditions of the Hanafi school. During the French colonial rule, the mosque was called the Mosquée de la Pêcherie and in English the Mosque of the Fisherman's Wharf.The central dome reaches a height of 24 meters and rests on four pillars via a drum and four pendentives. These four corners are enclosed by four octagonal cupolas. Of the areas between these square spaces, barrel vaults cover three of the sides whilst the fourth area, facing the qibla wall, is covered by a fourth vault that has three bays and is flanked on both sides by two aisles.

Tags SunniMuslimPlace of WorshipMosque
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Coordinates 36°47'5.733" N 3°3'47.042" E

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