The Larabanga Mosque is shrouded in many stories and legends. As the legend goes, Ayuba, a Moorish trader, who was traveling across the Sahara in 1421 spent the night in the village of Larabanga. Whilst there he received instructions in a dream to construct a mosque in the village, and when he awoke the foundations had already been set for him.
The mosque has a unique stlying heavily influenced by seventeenth century western Sudanese architecture, characterized by the use of horizontal timber, pyramidal towers, buttresses, and triangular perforations over entry portals.
It is one of only eight mosques in the country built in this manner, and has long been a pilgrimage site for Ghana’s Muslim population.
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