Mosquée Marocaine


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

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1. Musée National

0.71 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. Grande Mosquée

0.97 MILES

Its slender minarets and sandy courtyards, where worshippers perform their ceremonial ablutions, makes the Grande Mosquée a notable landmark in the city…

3. Friday Mosque

1.35 MILES

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

4. Port de Pêche


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…