Check all the latest cultural events happening this week on TheMYM AGENDA
Guide >Religious Sites >

Al Attar Mosque

  • religious site

Tripoli, Tripoli district

Located in the souk area of Tripoli, the 14th century Al Attar Mosque is one of the largest and most important mosques of the city. Easily recognizable by its monumental doorway decorated with an intricate marble mosaic design, the mosque is named after a prosperous perfume merchant, Badr Al Din Ibn Al Attar. He funded its construction under the supervision of renowned architect Abi Bakr Al Bousais Al Baalbaki. Outside the west portal is a picturesque vaulted alley dating from the Crusader era. The mosque features a colorful marble minaret with the eastern door built by master architect Mohammad Bin Ibrahim. The square sandstone tower is considered one of the finest minarets in Tripoli, admired by locals and visitors alike.