This mosque is located near the Kasba, towards the West. It was built by Moulay Mohamed Ben Ali Ben Rachid in the 16th century. Its area extends over 130 m2. It has all the necessary architectural components: an octagonal minaret, inside a courtyard in the middle of which is a fountain, a large room for prayer and a Koranic school.
This mosque is not decorated except in its main entrance and its eight-cornered minaret. It consists of four spaces covered with a red tile roof. It has four doors, one to the east, reserved for funerals and opens onto a vast courtyard containing some orange trees; a second door gives access to the area of the Koranic school.
This mosque, and since its construction, has been the scene of continuous intellectual and cultural activities. Several scholars have studied in this mosque including Judge Ali Ben Mimoun and Judge Ali Mesbah Srifi. It was the place of education of different sciences and had a library deemed to be the most provided at the national level. It should also be noted that the Grand Mosque is ranked third historical monument in northern Morocco and is part of the cultural heritage material of the city of Chefchaouen.
It should also be noted that the Grand Mosque is ranked third historical monument in northern Morocco and is part of the cultural heritage material of the city of Chefchaouen.