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The Grande Mosque

Listed under Mosques in Mali.

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First constructed in 1905 - of mud, the most readily available material - the Grand Mosque in Djenne is the world’s largest mud structure. It’s three towers with spiky wooden defences dominate the market square and it’s walls make it look like a giant sand castle - which in effect it is. The people of Djenne band together once a year to do repairs on it. Only Muslims are permitted inside the mosque.

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