10Great Mosque of Sale
We’re going to take a look at these ten beautiful mosques in Morocco we have listed below in more detail. Morocco, a beautiful North African country. There is so much to say about this place, but we must stick to the topic at hand.
Moroccans are a very religious people, with nearly 99% of the country belonging to Islam. So it is only natural for the country to have some beautiful places of worship, and Morocco certainly has. Perhaps in another post we will address the beautifully Moroccan sand dunes.
But in this post we will take a look at the amazing colors, style, and architecture of Islamic Africa’s stunning mosques. During the French protectorate in Morocco, the mosque was used for nationalist meetings in the 1930’s.
Great Mosque of Sale
Sitting in Sale, Morocco is the Great Mosque of that city. Covering an area of 5,070 m2 (54,600 sq ft), it is a massive structure, the third-largest mosque in Morocco. It was initially built between 1028 and 1029 AD, under the orders of Temim Ibn Ziri.
However, being that we all know how crazy history has been in the past 1,000 years, it comes as no surprise that the mosque has been destroyed and also rebuilt multiple times since it was originally built. Especially in 1851 during the Bombardment of Sale, when the mosque suffered severe damage.
The style the mosque was built in is the Almoravid and Almohad styles, and it has nine appealing arches.