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Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad

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Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad

Date of Inscription1980
CategoryCultural Sites

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.

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Capital: Algiers
Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)
Language: Arabic, Tamazight, French
Time Zone: UTC+1

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