Dakar Grand Mosque and Institut islamique de Dakar, Dakar

Dakar Grand Mosque and Institut islamique de Dakar, Dakar (must see)

The Dakar Grand Mosque is one of the most important religious buildings in the capital of Senegal. It is situated on Allée Pape Gueye Fall. Designed by French and Moroccan architects, The Grand Mosque was opened in 1964 by Hassan II, King of Morocco and Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor.

Richly decorated on the interior and exterior, it is stylistically similar to the Mosquée Mohammed V in Casablanca. It's minaret rises to 67 meters.

Created in 1964 and situated in the enceinte of the Grand Mosque, the Institut islamique is a public institution under the direction of the Senegalese Minister of Education, dedicated to Islamic research and teaching. The library of the Institute, named for prince Naef Ben Abdelaziz Al-Saoud was opened 9 October 2004.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Dakar Grand Mosque and Institut islamique de Dakar on Map

Sight Name: Dakar Grand Mosque and Institut islamique de Dakar
Sight Location: Dakar, Senegal (See walking tours in Dakar)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Dakar, Senegal

Create Your Own Walk in Dakar

Create Your Own Walk in Dakar

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Dakar Introduction Walking Tour I

Dakar Introduction Walking Tour I

The city of Dakar, capital of Senegal, is a home to many notable sights, most of which are clustered in the Downtown area, including government buildings, art galleries, historic squares and a railway station. On this walking tour you have a chance to explore some of the top attractions of Downtown Dakar.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Dakar Introduction Walking Tour II

Dakar Introduction Walking Tour II

The city of Dakar, capital of Senegal, is a home to many notable sights, most of which are clustered in the Downtown area, including religious sites, such as the Grand Mosque with its towering minaret; a number of museums, including Dakar's largest Musée Théodore Monod displaying cultural artifacts illustrating diversity of Senegalese traditions and history; and more. On this walking tour...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles