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This mosque has been founded in 1317 by the Zianid prince Abû Hammû Mûsâ Ier. It is a royal mosque which is part of the palace of El Mechouar Tlemcen. The royal palace was founded a century earlier by the zianid king "Yaghmorassen", the founder of the zianid dynasty whose capital was Tlemcen (It lasted between 1235 and 1556). The interior of the mosque has been modified during ottoman period (XVIst-XIXst century). Only, the Minaret remains from the zianid period. The building has been restored recently (2010) by the algerian government.

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