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Chinguetti Mosque, Chinguetti

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#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Mauritania
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Dating from the 13th century, Chinguetti Mosque represents one of the world's oldest Muslim religious buildings. Pay special attention to its original square minaret, considered the second-oldest in the world, the split-stone masonry, and the lack of adornment--in accordance with the city founders' Malikite beliefs. Go inside and see the symmetrical structure, with four aisles and the mihrab traditionally pointing towards Mecca. Visit the peaceful courtyard, where you can enjoy the silence and soak in the atmosphere. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Chinguetti Mosque and many more Chinguetti attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Chinguetti trip planner.
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  • This is the most amazing mosque in Mauritania, provided you manage to get in -which is a bit of a challenge. The building breathes genuine faith and you can only be inspired by the cleanliness of the....  more »
  • in this country you are not allowed to enter those buildings, so, I saw it from outside and under the suspicious eyes of the men going to pray in it. Nice building, took a nice shot from the gate...  more »
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  • Moritanyanın en eski camii gerçekten çok güzel gidip görülmesi gereken bir yer moritanya tarihi bakımından. Namazınızı gerçek bir halıda yani çölde kılmanın en muazzam şekli, sarının en güzel tonunun görmek için mükemmel bir mescid görmenizi tavsiye ederim. İnsanlarıda çok sıcak 😁👍
  • La parte vecchia é una enorme montagna di pietre, solo la moschea é stata recuperata per il resto si capisce poco.

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