Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad World Heritage Site

Official name
Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad | UNESCO
Country
Algeria
Continent
Africa
Location
Commune of Maadid "Bechara", Wilaya (province) of M'Sila
35.8184° Lat, 4.7868° Lon
Code
102
Time Zone
Africa/Algiers, CET +0100
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1980. 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.