Must-see attractions in Djibouti City

  • Place du 27 Juin 1977 (Place Menelik) at the heart of the European Quarter, Djibouti City, Djibouti, Africa

    European Quarter

    Djibouti City

    The focal point of the European Quarter is Place du 27 Juin 1977 (Place Ménélik). With its whitewashed houses and Moorish arcades, this vast square is a…

  • The Hamoudi Mosque in the European Quarter of Djibouti City, Djibouti, Africa

    Hamoudi Mosque

    Djibouti City

    The vast and chaotic Place Mahmoud Harbi (Place Rimbaud) is dominated by the minaret of this imposing mosque, Djibouti City’s most iconic building.

  • African Quarter

    Djibouti City

    The vast Place Mahmoud Harbi (aka Pl Rimbaud), which is dominated by the minaret of the great Hamoudi Mosque, Djibouti City’s most iconic building, is…

  • L’Escale

    Djibouti City

    In the early evening, the walk along the causeway northwest of the centre makes a very pleasant stroll. The Moorish-inspired presidential palace (not open…

  • Plateau du Serpent & Îlot du Héron

    Djibouti City

    These adjoining neighbourhoods north of the centre are residential areas where you’ll find many of the foreign embassies and residences, as well as lavish…

  • Les Caisses Market

    Djibouti City

    Spreading along Blvd de Bender are the stalls of this popular market. Crammed with every type of souvenir from woodcarvings to clothing, it’s a colourful…

  • Cathedral

    Djibouti City

    The cathedral has been recently restored and is one of the most eye-catching buildings along Blvd de la République.