Tomb of Askia

Interesting
Made up of a 17m-high pyramid-shaped tomb and a mosque, the Tomb of Askia, named after the founder of the third Songhai dynasty, was built in 1495. A fine building bristling with twisted pieces of wood bearing witness to past splendour. Superb view from the top. Visit allowed.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Bd des Askia. Quartier de Gaweye

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