Posted on: October 1, 2019 Posted by: Thomas Walker Comments: 0
monuments in africa

In the Timbuktu region, in the African country of Mali, you will witness some of the most extraordinary monuments of our time. To do this, you will have to travel to the city of Timbuktu, where the Dijingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahya mosques rise majestically. Some buildings offer a unique visual spectacle to the most curious travelers, who are rewarded with the great artistic and historical wealth of these mosques.

Spectacular monuments in Africa

In the African continent, many other monuments are worth visiting due to its significant history and beauty. Some of the most famous monuments in Africa are the ones listed below:

  • Great Sphinx of Giza
  • The Colossi of Memnon
  • Rhodes Memorial
  • Egyptian pyramids
  • Luxor Temple
  • Nefertari Temple
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Sakara
  • Great Mosque of Kairouan

If you dare to approach this privileged natural enclave, you can capture magnificent snapshots of every one of the many charms with which Timbuktu presents its visitors. It is narrow, and winding sandy streets transport us to the past to discover the lifestyle of its former inhabitants. Although mosques are undoubtedly the main tourist attractions, including Dijingareyber, which is also the only one that non-Muslim visitors can access.

It built with earth and organic materials such as fibers, straw, and wood, it surprises with its excellent state of conservation, although it has been restored several times. A magical place and faithful to its past, which despite being threatened by the typical sandstorms in the area. Still retains its mysterious beauty.

Sankore and Sidi Yahya mosques

The other two mosques are Sankore, which also houses the University of the same name, and Sidi Yahya, other mandatory stops. Although in these constructions the access may not be so easy.

In any case, visiting these mosques is part of one of those rare trips that bring us closer to the most inhospitable and unknown corners of the world. It has nothing to envy to a country as touristy as France. So if the opportunity arises, do not miss it and live a unique and unrepeatable experience in life.