Mopti Mosque

Mopti Mosque 400
The Main Mosque of the town of Mopti
Photo by: upyernoz, Creative Commons

The Mopti Mosque is situated in the City of Mopti, Mali. The mosque features a covered building, three meters high wall and a courtyard. The mosque is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2009.

The present structure of the mosque was built in between the years 1936-1943 on the same site of a mosque that was built in the year 1908. It was built Sudanese style and the designs are mostly symmetrical and vertical compared to the other mosques.

The Mopti Mosque was also listed as a National Monument by the Malian Government in the year 2005. Some parts of the mosque have been damaged over the years and the repair works have been done to the mosque in between 2004-2006 under the supervision of Aga Khan Foundation.

In the present days the Mopti Mosque is one of the sacred places. It is visited by people from all over the world. The mosque is opens to public from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The mosque remains closed to the public on Fridays and on festivals.

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