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An impressive, half-century-old oasis of peace.

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The Grand Mosque

The country's top temple of its majority religion.

This Moroccan-influenced building stands is both a great cultural presence and an oasis of calm. You can approach it at a quiet end of a stroll through Médina, which begins to its north. Despite being of relatively recent vintage, dating from just 1964, it's the country's most important religious building, functioning in addition to a house of prayer as a place where Islamic doctrine is taught. After having a look at the white exterior and double minarets, by all means go inside (unless it's Friday, during Muslim prayers). From here, you can walk to the railway station via the Avénue Faidherbe.



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