Grand Mosque of Tangier

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Tangier Grand Mosque.

Tangier Grand Mosque is a large mosque in the Grand Socco area of central Tangier, Morocco. It was built on the site of a former Portuguese cathedral which in turn stood on a Roman temple dedicated to Hercules.[1] The mosque dates back to the Moulay Ismail period and was expanded in 1815 by Moulay Sliman. Mohammed V visited the mosque on April 11, 1947, going on to make a historic speech at Mendoubia Gardens. Opposite the mosque is a primary school, established by nationalists during the French protectorate.

References

  1. ^ Morocco. Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guides. 2006. p. 133.

External links

  • Flickr images
  • Jami' al-Kabir (The Great Mosque) Tangier, Morocco on Archnet

Coordinates: 35°45′58.14″N 5°49′25.14″W / 35.7661500°N 5.8236500°W / 35.7661500; -5.8236500

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