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Djama’a al-Djedid
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Djama’a al-Djedid is located in Algeria
Djama’a al-Djedid
Shown within Algeria
Geographic coordinates36°47′06″N 3°03′47″E / 36.78494°N 3.06304°E / 36.78494; 3.06304Coordinates: 36°47′06″N 3°03′47″E / 36.78494°N 3.06304°E / 36.78494; 3.06304
StyleMixture of Ottoman, North African and European[1]

Djamaa el Djedid,[2][3], also referred to as the Djama’a al-Djedid,[2] or Jamaa El Jedid (meaning New Mosque) is a mosque located in Algiers, the capital of Algeria.[4] It was built in 1660 in accordance with the traditions of the Hanafi school.[3] During the French colonial rule, the mosque was called the Mosquée de la Pêcherie[2] and in English the Mosque of the Fisherman's Wharf.[4]

The central dome reaches a height of 24 meters and rests on four pillars via a drum and four pendentives.[3] 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.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Sheila Blair; Jonathan M. Bloom (1995). The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800. Yale University Press. p. 255. ISBN 978-0-300-06465-0.
  2. ^ a b c Papadopoulo, Alexandre (1979), Islam and Muslim Art, Harry N. Abrams , p. 280, ISBN 0810906414
  3. ^ a b c d Lafer, Ali (2017), "Djama'a al-Djedid (New Mosque)", Discover Islamic Art, Museum with No Frontiers
  4. ^ a b Belakehal, Azeddine; Aoul, Kheira Tabet; Farhi, Abdallah (2015), "Daylight as a Design Strategy in the Ottoman Mosques of Tunisia and Algeria", International Journal of Architectural Heritage, Taylor & Francis, 10 (6): 42, doi:10.1080/15583058.2015.1020458

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