Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, Bobo Dioulasso

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Workers used only local materials of mud and wood to build Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, which dates back to the 1880s and accounts for its unique structure. Part of an agreement of the Islamic leader Almamy Sidiki Sanou with the Syan king, the mosque stands as a token of tolerance and peace. The building needs to be reconstructed often as it is the center for the local Muslim community. View the Sudano-Sahelian architecture, which creates intricate rectangular pillars and a dark atmosphere inside; there you can find mosque guides with additional information. The building needs to be reconstructed often because of its age and the building materials used, plus the fact that it is the center of the local Muslim community so it gets heavy use. Use our Bobo Dioulasso trip planner to arrange your visit to Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso and other attractions in Bobo Dioulasso.
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  • The mosque was under repair when we visited and we were asked not to take photos of the outside while the men were working on it. A guide took us inside and gave a fascinating history of this very old...  more »
  • Mosque under construction so not beautiful strongly what is finished in there for several months.
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  • The mosque, which was registered in the world heritage of UNESCO, is currently under renovation. It is so surrounded by Palisades and the floors are crumbs. It's a shame because it is an exceptional building!
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