Al-Attar Mosque

Located in the souk area of Tripoli, the 14th century Al-Attar Mosque is one of the largest and most important mosques of Tripoli. Easily recognizable by its monumental doorway decorated with an intricate marble mosaic design of entwined arrows and thunderbolts, the mosque is named after a prosperous perfume merchant, Badr al-Din ibn al-Attar, who funded its construction under the supervision of renowned architect Abi Bakr al-Bousais al-Baalbaki, whose name is inscribed above the western door. 

 

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 the city.

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