Grand Mosque of Porto Novo

The Grand Mosque of Porto Novo-Benin, was built to resemble to 17th-18th century churches of Bahia-Brazil.

It was constructed by deportee slaves from Brazil after the Malé revolt. The mosque took a long while to complete and its believed to (more…)

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Ganvie

This is a village on stilts lying in Lake Nokoué, near Cotonou. With a population of around 20,000 people, it is probably the largest lake village in Africa and is known as the Venice of Africa. The village was established in (more…)

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Temple of Pythons

In most parts of the world snakes are feared, but in Benin they are revered. Royal pythons are worshiped in Benin, especially in Ouidah. The Temple of Pythons in Ouidah is a small room of twelve square meters that houses (more…)

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