Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, Porto-Novo

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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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  • It was great to be in the trip with Anago Osho Adventures in Porto Novo and discover the Great mosque of Porto Novo. The architectural piece is a combination of Portuguese architecture and African des...  more »
  • The city of Porto-Novo is the capital of administractive of the Republic of the benin.elle located geographically in the South is of the benign and one hour by car with the city of cotonou and an hour's drive with the border of nigeria
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  • This Portuguese church, converted into a mosque is quite the sight. We could not go inside, because Friday prayers were being held. But the market across the way is interesting, so it was worth stoppi...  more »
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  • Nice place but they have a bad road
  • It's an unusual religious building. Unique in Africa
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  • A large monument
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  • the largest mosque in the city of porto_novo Benin
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  • Mosque for Muslims
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