Bamako is the capital and the largest city in Mali. Its diverse ethnicities make this metropolis a cosmopolitan place. In addition its buildings (its large mosque, its national institute of arts, the mosque of Hamdalaye) offer an impressive range of monuments. It is also in the heart of the Malian capital that the malian headquarters of the BCEAO (the Central Bank of West African States) is located.
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The National Museum of Mali is an archaeological and ethnological museum located in Bamako with the objectives of promoting national unity and paying homage to traditional Malian culture. It presents permanent and temporary exhibitions of archeology and ethnography, as well as contemporary art. The museum has a large garden, which will allow you to recharge your batteries and admire wonderful models of Malian monuments. It is the place to be for anyone who wants to know the history of Mali.
The great mosque of Bamako is an Islamic sanctuary in the city of Bamako. It was built on the site of an old mosque, made of clay bricks and erected in the 1970s by the government of Saudi Arabia. The Great Mosque of Bamako is one of the tallest buildings in the city and its architectural finesse makes it a monument all the more imposing. No matter where you are in Bamako, it is rare that you cannot see the mosque from a distance, which is one of the high religious places of Mali.
The BCEAO tower is a skyscraper located in the river district in Bamako. In addition to the Friendship Hotel, it is one of the few skyscrapers in the city and houses the Malian headquarters of the Central Bank of West African States. The tower, nicknamed “crowned tower”, has 17 levels plus the basements. It was designed in 1994 in the style of New Sudanese architecture.
Mali National Park in Bamako is one of the largest city parks on the continent. The park has a complete network intended for pedestrian traffic and walks. It also has sports routes, jogging and cycling tracks, climbing routes of varying difficulty and various explanatory and awareness trails on botany, birds and nature. Passionate about nature and looking for peace and quiet? It will be a real pleasure for you to discover the place.