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.
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso reviews
Beautiful historical site with very friendly and informed guides. Try it around sunset for great light and views more »
I went to see the Mosque. The feeling you get is it is very commercialised and very not clear who the money actually goes to. I had to pay someone 1,000 CFA to get entry. There is no ticket box and... more »
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