Djamaa el Barani, Alger

Djamaa el Barani, Alger

Djamaa el Barani is a mosque located at the entrance of the Palais du Dey. The building was funded and built by dey Ali Khodja between 1817 and 1818. It was transformed into a church called Sainte Croix during the French occupation. After independence, along with other churches in Alger, it returned to serving as a mosque. Today Djamaa el Barani is the most popular Casbah mosque for tourists, due to its storied history.

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Djamaa el Barani on Map

Sight Name: Djamaa el Barani
Sight Location: Alger, Algeria (See walking tours in Alger)
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Alger, Algeria

Create Your Own Walk in Alger

Create Your Own Walk in Alger

Creating your own self-guided walk in Alger is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Architectural Tour

Architectural Tour

Alger is a treasure trove of beautifully designed buildings. Structures with vastly different architectural styles sit side by side in harmony with their surroundings. Take this tour and explore Alger's history as reflected in its architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles
Tour of Alger's Casbah Area

Tour of Alger's Casbah Area

Alger's Casbah, or citadel, once surrounded a majority of the city, protecting it from attack. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Casbah District charms with its narrow streets, bustling markets, winding stairs and historic mosques. Take this tour to visit a fascinating section of Alger and to learn about Algerian history.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles