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Address: Djenne, Mali

The wold's largest mosque built of sun-dried mud bricks makes a stunning...

The wold's largest mosque built of sun-dried mud bricks makes a stunning site.

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Magnificent architectural world heritage site

I was able to plan a work mission to visit some villages and programs we had in the area. We were able to spend half an hour in Djenne center and see the mosque. It is impressive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
Bamako, Mali
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Bamako, Mali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I was able to plan a work mission to visit some villages and programs we had in the area. We were able to spend half an hour in Djenne center and see the mosque. It is impressive. Security in the area is slowly improving and I hope tourism picks up again. I recommend staying at the Campement hotel inside the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

One of the most impressive sights in Mali. Do try to visit on Monday as the crowds and general chaos add a great deal of vibrancy to the scene. The only issue with that being you won't be able to get a clear photo of the mosque. The children especially love having their photos taken and seeing them on the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

A life-time experience. Djenné, the mosque - and almost all Mali - is a pacific place with lovely people. The smaller the place the better it will be: a Mali rule.

1 Thank TiagoPinho
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

The mosque is other worldly. Absolutely one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. We had a village guide when we were there who took us to a Fulani village across the Bani and then a Bozo village on the same side as Djenné. We finished the day watching the sun set behind the superlative Mosquée de Djenné from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

This mosque is one of the highlights of Mali. It is a stunning example of Malian mud mosque architecture, a style of architecture which to my mind, is straight out of some amazing fairytale, writ large, very large. As others have suggested, pay a very small amount to go to the top of a neighbour's house so that you can... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

If in this part of the world, you have to see this structure, and Djenne in general. Go by the hotel Djenne Djenno and ask about a guide as they will find you and excellent one. Read about the history of the place before you go and be sure and pay the little bit of fCFA to go to the... More 

1 Thank thebiglion
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

I travelled 10+ African countries, mostly in the eastern and southern side. When I came to West Africa, at first I was underwhelmed. There are natures and architectures but not as grand and fascinating as in the east, I thought. Even in Mali, I was very much looking forward to Dogon Country, and while it was great, it wasn't the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

This is probably one of the only places I would now bother going back to Mali for. The mosque is huge and ironically enough, well built. Some days there are markets going on in the front of it - check with locals. Can get some great views by paying a few francs to the locals buildings' top floor around the... More 

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Columbus Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

There are many, many mosques in Mali and we saw about 10. The Mosque in Djenne is by far the largest and most well appointed. It is really quite an interesting structure. The Monday market in Djenne is set up around it. It is best to see prior to the market day since the market is large and quite crowded.... More 

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Saline, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2011

This traveler seldom responded to gee whiz sights during a 4 country, 3000k travel in W. Africa. The Grand Mosque was the exception. I did forego the hassle of getting inside, but make sure you see it from the rooftop of a nearby house. The cost of doing so is really a pittance. The Mosque is the real deal.

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