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Chinguetti Mosque, Chinguetti

#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 »
  • Mauritania's oldest mosque is a really nice place to go and see in terms of mauritania history. I recommend that you see the perfect masjid to see the most beautiful tone of yellow, the greatest form of making your prayers in a real carpet, i.e. in the desert. It's very hot for people, too, 😁👍
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  • The old part is a huge mountain of stones, only the mosque has been recovered for the rest you understand little.
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