Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, Porto-Novo

#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Benin
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
See an important spiritual center, Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, which is the oldest and the biggest mosque in the city. Built in the early 1900s, this former Catholic church today serves as a mosque. The building blends Brazilian and African styles and features warm shades of orange, yellow, and red, and is adorned with plaster decorations. Worship still takes place here. Plan your Great Mosque of Porto-Novo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Porto-Novo using our Porto-Novo travel route planner.
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  • Its unique - a mosque that looks like a cathedral. Build by Brazillians, who have constructed it according to their aestetic taste. Unfortunately the building is falling apart - cracks are visible...  more »
  • Porto Novo has amaing history and people, and some fascinating sites. That one is certainly unique. It looks like a typical South American church facade from the 18th century, but it is a mosque. The....  more »
  • Getting better with time.
  • A remnant of a bygone colonial era, this place deserves to be restored. It's a national heritage.
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