Conakry Grand Mosque, Conakry

Conakry Grand Mosque, Conakry

The Conakry Grand Mosque is a mosque in Conakry located north of the Conakry Botanical Garden. The mosque was built by Sékou Touré with funding from King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. It is the largest mosque in West Africa and the fifth in the world. Its four minarets, covered in green tiles (the color of Islam) can be seen from far away. Women must cover themselves from head to foot before they can enter. The mosque has 2,500 places on the upper level for women and 10,000 below for men. The gardens of the mosque contain the Camayanne Mausoleum, including Samouri Touré, Sékou Touré and Alpha Yaya.

On 28 September 2009 a demonstration against the military junta at a city stadium was violently suppressed by security forces, with hundreds of deaths and dozens of injuries. On Friday 2 October the bodies of 508 victims were laid in the esplanade in front of the mosque. A large body of prostitutes were present, and people started throwing stones at them. The police responded with tear gas, which flooded the interior of the mosque.
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Conakry Grand Mosque on Map

Sight Name: Conakry Grand Mosque
Sight Location: Conakry, Guinea (See walking tours in Conakry)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Conakry, Guinea

Create Your Own Walk in Conakry

Create Your Own Walk in Conakry

Creating your own self-guided walk in Conakry is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Conakry Introduction Walking Tour

Conakry Introduction Walking Tour

Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea, is situated on the Kaloum Peninsula stretching into the Atlantic, and is known, among other attractions, for its beaches, lush palm vegetation and water sport activities. Still, there's more to Conakry than just that, as the city houses a good number of monuments, historic and religious sites, including the impressive Grand Mosque, vast...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
Conakry Ile Tombo Tour

Conakry Ile Tombo Tour

Tombo Island is where the old colonial city of Conakry is located. Connected to the Kaloum Peninsula, this part of the city is where you will find the Autonomous Port of Conakry and Port Boulbinet. Many government offices, embassies and international missions are located here as well. Take the following tour to discover some of Conakry’s best attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles