Grande Mosquée


Towering over Oujda's small medina, the oldest mosque in the city, known to followers as Lkebir Jamaa, was built when Merinid ruler Sultan Abou Youssef rebuilt Oujda in the 13th century. Unfortunately, it's difficult to see the minaret from the narrow medina streets.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Oujda attractions

1. Banque Al Maghrib

0.28 MILES

The blockish central bank just south of Place 16 Août was built during the French protectorate in the 1920s. It's constructed in the Franco-Moorish style.

2. Clock Tower


Oujda's most recognisable landmark is the 1920s art-deco clock tower that overlooks Place 16 Août. The mosque next to it is arguably more impressive,…

3. Parc Lalla Aicha


Designed in the 1930s by René Maître, the city's chief architect, this beautiful park lined with magnificent trees and bright flowers is worth a stroll…

4. Grotte du Chameau

27.48 MILES

Named after the camel-shaped mountain above, Grotte du Chameau is an ancient network of limestone and dolomite caves, once used as shelter by early Homo…

5. Grotte des Pigeons

29.45 MILES

Follow the throaty pigeon coos up the hill into the oldest known cemetery in North Africa. Traces of 80,000-year-old human remains have been unearthed…

6. Taforalt

29.67 MILES

Taforalt, also known as Tafoughalt, is a somewhat haphazard settlement that arose around a former French military installation. The northern end, which…