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Ketchaoua Mosque

Place des Martyrs, Algiers, Algeria
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major restauration going on, not much to see

This certainly splendid mosque is currently under restoration by the Turkish (!) government and... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
very nice mosque

a very nice construction in Algiers for the islamic cult built in 1646 It is located at the foot... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
Marcelo P
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
8 Mar 2017
“major restauration going on, not much to see”
20 May 2016
“very nice mosque”
Place des Martyrs, Algiers, Algeria
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This certainly splendid mosque is currently under restoration by the Turkish (!) government and there is scaffolding anywhere around. The interior is closed for the restauration work entirely.

1  Thank nothe2le
Reviewed 20 May 2016

a very nice construction in Algiers for the islamic cult built in 1646 It is located at the foot of the Casbah, which was built during the Ottoman rule in the 17th century, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mosque that stands on...More

Thank Marcelo P
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

The building was built during the Ottoman's era! The architecture is so beautiful! It was on renovation the last time I tried to visit which is a pretty good thing as it's definitely a priceless treasure Algeria should keep & maintain!

Thank Ahsio
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Would like to visist it in future trips to Algiers, even if it is meant to be a place of prayer, It would be a loss if we never get to see the great minds of arabic architects. It would not be a bad idea...More

1  Thank MikePMadrid
Reviewed 6 April 2015

This mosque still seems to be under renovation and it looks like that may continue to be the situation for some time to come. Located in the lower Kasbah in a busy market area, you can still get a good idea of its appearance despite...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Even if it is closed for Renovation, but you can have a great vue from outside. A unique architecture. Unfortunatly, its location is quite in a popular market.

Thank Italessia
Reviewed 3 May 2014

The Ketchaoua Mosque is closed for renovations when I visited in April 2014. No indication as to when it will reopen. It was fenced in and had scaffolding around it.

Thank ShilohinBC
Reviewed 29 December 2013

I have travelled throughout the Muslim world but never seen a mosque like this. It's history and architecture is quite unique and quite stunning. Definitely worth seeing, be careful though, the local area is a foreboding.

1  Thank LondonXYZ1973
Reviewed 13 September 2012

The mosque is beautiful,but to fully appreciate it,you must know it's story! It was built in 1794 by the Dey Baba Hassan, it later served the Catholic faith and was transformed into a cathedral, before being recovered by the Muslim religion at the independence. This...More

2  Thank Ferb14
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