Attractions from Dakar


Attractions from

Le Grand Mosqué (Dakar)
This mosque is one the most important Muslim shrines in the country and is from where the call fro prayer sounds every Friday. Non-Muslim women are not allowed here, while non-Muslim men are, even if they don't participate in the prayers.
The island of Ïle de Gorée (Dakar)
This little islands off of Dakar houses no more than 1000 people, is car-free and has some excellent beaches with colonial houses. A couple of the museums on the island are worth visiting, such as the Historical Museum, where you can learn about the history of Senegal, and la Maison des Eslaves provides a frightening image of the slave-conditions during the colonial times.
The museum Institut Fondamental dAfrique Noir (Dakar)
The most remarkable museum in Dakar is the Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noir (IFAN), which exhibits a large collection of both Senegalese and West African masks, statues and musical instruments.

Area and city attractions

• Dakar
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