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Address: Larabanga, Ghana
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Perhaps Larabanga's most notable landmark, the Mosque is believed by some...

Perhaps Larabanga's most notable landmark, the Mosque is believed by some to date back to 1421.

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not bad for a quick detour otw to Mole

The Larabanga mosque is a really interesting structure with a long history. If you're headed to Mole, it would be a quick stop on the way that would take about 30 minutes of your... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
Ellie H

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Larabanga mosque is a really interesting structure with a long history. If you're headed to Mole, it would be a quick stop on the way that would take about 30 minutes of your time. One guy serves as a tour guide and will tell you about the history of the mosque and show you around it for a tip.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped outside of Mole to see what is the oldest mosque in Ghana. There is a parking lot near the "Mystic Stone" where a "guide" will likely approach you. A 5 cedi charge applies for the stone and the mosque. I skipped the stone because I didn't care enough to pay to see it. At the mosque, there is... More 

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Thank rachel0217
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The young guy who talked about the history of the place was knowledgeable of what had occurred. I sense his desire to keep the place intact and for generations to come. This place is interesting as it dates back many years. I understand their desire to have funds coming in in order to build a school for the children.

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Thank annminky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Staying at Zaina, we went to Larabanga on our own and met our guide Abu at the road intersection. Abu is passionate about his community and offered us a comprehensive tour of the mosque, the neighborhood, the school, etc. All people we met were exceptionally kind and friendly and we felt at home. Kids were of course intrigued by my... More 

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Thank Paccaud F
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

The mosque itself is not that big but nice. The problem is the level of intimidation from the local men who just want to separate you from your cash. It created a by of an intense atmosphere. If going to Mole NP then take a chance to visit but be prepared for hassle!

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Thank Robert D
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

I was really amazed by the local people who took us on a tour around the village to show us around the mosque (you cannot go in if you're not muslim due to religious reasons), the schools (they are currently looking to fund a second school because the existing one is overcrowded with >900 kids in the area), and the... More 

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Thank Fadnanna
Marrakech, Morocco, Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We visited the mosque while visiting Mole and spent about 20 minutes there. It is a very interesting and beautiful mosque with a very old baobab right next to it. The town is interesting as well. You pay a few cedis to look at the mosque. You can't go in unless 'you are an elder over 60' so you will... More 

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Thank travellingsteenz
Ede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I stopped by the mosque on my way to the mole national park. As soon as I got of the bus I was met by one of the 'tour guides' that offered to show me around. They ask for 5 cedi to see the mosque and tell you a little story about the history. You are not allowed into the... More 

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Thank AnoukvanSchaik
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

I have read some reviews on this place. First of all, I have to say that this is very common in this culture, to offer you a payed visit or tour. I can imagine that people from Europe or America consider this to be rude or what. But this is common way in Ghana that is not so touristic country.... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

We drove to Larabanga on our way from Kumasi to Bolgatanga. We have done several East and South African safaris previously so had decided to pass on Mole. Larabanga is a waste of time unless you are planning to also spend time at Mole. It is located approx 50 miles down a dirt road that is currently under construction. In... More 

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