Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad (mosque)(UNESCO/NHK)


 

The ruins of Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad, the first capital of the Hammadid emirs, founded in 1007 and demolished in 1152. 

In a mountainous site of extraordinary beauty, the ruins of the first capital of the Hammadid emirs, founded in 1007 and demolished in 1152, provide an authentic picture of a fortified Muslim city. The mosque, whose prayer room has 13 aisles with eight bays, is one of the largest in Algeria.

Cite this page as: UNESCO, "Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad (mosque)(UNESCO/NHK)," in Smarthistory, May 26, 2021, accessed September 23, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/al-qala-of-beni-hammad-algeria/.