Great Mosque Of Djenne, Djenne

#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Mali
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Considered one of the greatest Sudano-Sahelian architectural achievements, Great Mosque Of Djenne represents a prominent cultural landmark and World Heritage Site. The first mosque built on this floodplain dated from the 13th century, although the current scaffold-like, mud-brick structure was rebuilt in 1907 by the French administration and local masons. As you approach the site, notice the cone spirals and three box-like minarets standing tall over the main entrance on the northern side. Inside, during visiting hours, explore the decorated halls occupied by devotees, including the ornate prayer wall facing towards Mecca. Using our international travel planner, Djenne attractions like Great Mosque Of Djenne can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • What an incredibly astounding and remarkable place. The mosque and old town are historic heritage sites. The sand in the mosque is turned over once a year, and the prayer carpets were donated by the.....  more »
  • You will realize that mother nature was created for a reason. I must admit that my travel to this beautiful place was quite an adventure. Nevertheless, the village surrounding the mosques is...  more »
  • It is out of this world. Architecture at its finest! A most visit if in Mali. Just brilliance..
  • Super impressive place in a magical city out of this world
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