Great Mosque Of Djenne, Djenne

#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Mali
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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  • 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 friendly ...  more »
  • In Djenne, home of the worlds largest mud building, built by a prominent icon of religious and spiritual leader, Shk Omar Futy. who has travel on foot along the cost of western Africa. This is build a...  more »
  • great place to visit!
  • Really cool! I recommend finding a guide to see this mosque because the details and history of it are quite fascinating. It's an extremely impressive and picturesque structure.
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