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Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, Porto-Novo

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See an important spiritual center, Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, which is the oldest and the biggest mosque in the city. Built in the early 1900s, this former Catholic church today serves as a mosque. The building blends Brazilian and African styles and features warm shades of orange, yellow, and red, and is adorned with plaster decorations. Worship still takes place here. Plan your Great Mosque of Porto-Novo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Porto-Novo using our Porto-Novo travel route planner.
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  • We were told that the reason that this mosque looks like a Catholic church is that in Brazil the slaves weren't permitted to worship in the churches which were only for the whites. Among the slave in....  more
    We were told that the reason that this mosque looks like a Catholic church is that in Brazil the slaves weren't permitted to worship in the churches which were only for the whites. Among the slave in....  more »
  • Its unique - a mosque that looks like a cathedral. Build by Brazillians, who have constructed it according to their aestetic taste. Unfortunately the building is falling apart - cracks are visible... 
    Its unique - a mosque that looks like a cathedral. Build by Brazillians, who have constructed it according to their aestetic taste. Unfortunately the building is falling apart - cracks are visible...  more »
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  • It is a mosque that I frequent more in the capital Porto-Novo go and have a look and you will not be disappointed

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