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Mosquee Ketchaoua, Alger

Mosquee Ketchaoua, Alger (must see)

Located at the foot of the Casbah, the Ketchaoua Mosque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built during the Ottoman rule in the 17th century. The mosque was originally built in 1612. Later, in 1845, it was converted during French rule, to the Cathedral of St Philippe, which remained so until 1962. In spite of these transitions over two different religious faiths in the last about four centuries, the mosque has retained its original grandeur and is one of the major attractions of Algiers, noted for its unique fusion of Moorish and Byzantine architecture.

The principal entrance to the mosque is through a flight of 23 steps. At the entrance, there is an ornamented portico, which is supported by four black-veined marble columns. Inside the mosque, there are arcades built with white marble columns. The beauty of the mosque's chambers, minarets and ceilings of the mosque are accentuated by the distinct Moorish plaster work. The mosque, which now overlooks the public square in the Casbah, with the sea in front, has two octagonal minarets flanking the entrance, with Byzantine and Moorish design and decorations and presents a graceful sight.
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Mosquee Ketchaoua on Map

Sight Name: Mosquee Ketchaoua
Sight Location: Alger, Algeria
Sight Type: Religious
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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 of Alger

Architectural Tour of Alger

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: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles
Tour of Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts

Tour of Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts

Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts, though not centrally located, are home to some of the most popular monuments in the city. Here you can visit the Monument of Martyrs, the Garden d'Essai and the Zoological Garden among other must-see landmarks. Take this tour to discover the highlights of Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Places of Worship Tour of Alger

Places of Worship Tour of Alger

Alger is a highly religious city, which is reflected in the numerous mosques and other religious structures lining the streets. Most places of worship in Alger have a rich history and can provide you with a wealth of information regarding Algerian faith. Take this tour to visit some of Alger's most historic and fascinating places of worship.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Museums Tour of Alger

Museums Tour of Alger

Alger, as the capital of Algeria, has always been exposed to international influences and ideas. This international flavor is evident in the city's museums. The museums also do a fabulous job of portraying Algerian traditions and character. Take this tour to experience Alger's museums that excel at illuminating the old and the new, the foreign and the local.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 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