Grande Mosquée


Its slender minarets and sandy courtyards, where worshippers perform their ceremonial ablutions, makes the Grande Mosquée a notable landmark in the city centre. While not architecturally significant, at the very least it can help orient oneself in a neighbourhood of low-lying buildings.

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Nearby Nouakchott attractions

1. Musée National

0.34 MILES

Moderately worthwhile for anyone with an interest in Moorish culture. On the first level is a prehistoric gallery with archaeological exhibits while the…

2. Friday Mosque

0.78 MILES

Notable for its blindingly white facade. Visitors aren't permitted inside during prayer times.

3. Mosquée Marocaine

0.97 MILES

The large Mosquée Marocaine is a precious landmark in this bustling area. Located south of Ave Abdel Nasser, towards the Cinquième Quartier.

4. Port de Pêche

3.29 MILES

The Port de Pêche is Nouakchott's star attraction. Lively and colourful, you'll see hundreds of teams of mostly Wolof and Fula men dragging in heavy…