Great Mosque of Djenne

Workmen on the Great Mosque at Djenne

The Great Mosque of Djenné is the most popular attraction of Djenne, and the largest and most wonderful mud brick construction of ancient times. This mosque is considered by many architects to be the greatest achievement of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style, albeit with definite Islamic influences.

The first mosque on this site was built in the 13th century and the current structure was built in the year 1907. Along with the entire city of Djenné it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.


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