Mali has one of the most famous landmarks in Africa and it’s located in Djenné. This landmark was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. It is called the The Great Mosque of Djenné.
The Great Mosque of Djenné is a large brick or adobe building in the Sudano-Sahelian architecture style. The current structure dates back to 1907 although the first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century. It is in the centre of the community of Djenné. It’s definitely a sight to see.
The walls of the Great Mosque are made of sun-baked earth bricks, and sand and earth based mortar, and are coated with a plaster which gives the building its smooth, sculpted look. I’ve never seen brick buildings look this good.