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"Plenty of mosques" Top 5 Page for this destination Harer Things to Do Tip by kokoryko

Harer Things to Do: 25 reviews and 97 photos

  Loudspeakers on the minaret: usual.
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  • Loudspeakers on the minaret: usual. - Harer
      Loudspeakers on the minaret: usual.
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  • Mosque and market - Harer
      Mosque and market
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  • Look at the balcony on the minaret - Harer
      Look at the balcony on the minaret
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  • Another minaret - Harer
      Another minaret
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There are about 100 mosques in Harar, and where ever you are or look, the probability a mosque in within sight is high! A foreigner cannot visit the mosques here, but at least you can look at them, and in fact the mosques give a charming atmosphere to the city. There are all sorts of mosques, and if some are well visible on the main streets, others are hidden in the corners of some small alley (picture 1), others dominate market places (picture 2).
The minarets of others look like lighthouses; and this one (picture 3), behind a bakery is interesting, as it shows the balcony where the muezzin called for prayer, before modern technology came in with the loudspeakers. . . . there are other minarets of this style (picture 4). Where ever you make a street scene photograph, you will have a mosque on the picture (picture 5), and you will soon notice that the majority of mosques are green, with different types of green; it is the colour of Islam, and the biggest mosque of Harar (Next tip) is carefully maintained in its green colours.

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  • Written Dec 20, 2010
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