Nouakchott.. The capital of sand and sea

The Mauritanian capital Nouakchott is located in the far west of Mauritania on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, connected to the rest of the Mauritanian cities by a network of roads ,  Road of Hope is the most important road . Its  population of more than one million inhabitants.

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Nouakchott has suffered as the rest of the country from French occupation for 60 years, the French have been impressed by the beauty and charm of the nature and the habits of its people exotic, until become a tourist destination for lovers of the sea adventures, is one of the best fishing places in the world, offering tourists different types of marine adventures : there are fishing trips available throughout the year where the tourists can enjoy fishing in various marine ,especially that the beaches of Nouakchott enjoying the presence of exotic species of fish can be seen only on the Atlantic coast, such as tuna, shark, mackerel, domes, gear .It seems that the secret of having these types of fish in this region of the Atlantic Ocean the Canary Current, which brings a lot of rare fish.

-Banc d'Arguin National Park

Prominent among the tours in Nouakchott: visit "Banc d'Arguin National Park"   a seabird gathering center ,which combines thousands of birds of different species, this Center is classified as an international natural reserve belonging to UNESCO for its international significance , Arguin Center is located at Atlantic Beach in an area of great beauty natural islands , on an area of 12,000 square kilometers, the archipelago consists of more than 102 islands , the reserve is located about 150 km north of Nouakchott, on the road between it and the city of Nouadhibou, this place is a destination for tourists who venture to enjoy the special places in the world.

mauritania arguin bank national park

Mauritanian authorities have realized the importance of "Banc d'Arguin National Park" , so established several official institutions aimed at maintaining those nature reserve and avoiding as much as possible the environmental and human damage.

Visiting this reserve represents an unique and fun experience, where you can enjoy seeing thousands of beautiful birds wandering and flying in the air in adorable various configurations on the beach and the Islands nearby . After visiting the reserve and its beach and spectacular seabirds, you can take a rest in one of the tents set up on the sand dunes deployed in Nouakchott and overlooking the ocean, or wait for the night to watch some of the Mauritanian folk arts.

-Religious Tourism

 There are a lots of mosques in "Nouakchott" being the capital of an Islamic state . Mosque Morocco is a whiff of Andalusia and played a major role in the dissemination of Islamic awakening, as it is strategically located between two important cultural sights "New Youth House " from the south and the "Moroccan cultural centre" from the east,  while from the north and the west by markets and neighborhoods of the Capital.

The story of the building "Mosque Morocco" began at the end of the 1970s , when the Moroccan King Hassan II ordered building this mosque, which is considered a historical and architectural masterpiece in the capital of Almoravids descendants .The residents of Nouakchott have been surprised following the construction of the mosque for its beauty ,the building is inspired by the Moroccan Andalusian architecture and carried some of the profiles of Andalusia mosques, the mosque has a high beacon up several meters high, a main hall for prayer occupying the greater part of the mosque, a platform and a circular arcade for the passage of worshippers from the mosque, in addition to other extensions. The building in general have a lot of inscriptions ,motifs ,green colors ,and stone mosaics and marble decorated on Islamic taste.
The Great Mosque of Nouakchott

There is a mosque Saudi Arabia also known as "Great Mosque" , built by King Faisal in the 1970s, and the Tunisian mosque of Ibn Abbas, it was built in 1963 and is the first mosque in Nouakchott.

-Resorts and beaches

The city of Nouakchott is characterized by its spotless white sand and a range of centres and resorts overlooking the stunning beach directly, the resorts offer special sections for the residence ,where families can spend a vacation there and enjoy the Atlantic Beach with its clear blue waters and white sandy beach ,swimming ,windsurfing and fishing by hook-hand on the beach, all this in an isolated area of the beach.

You can visit the public and popular markets in Nouakchott ,city center, antiques market and crafts, the National Museum and the Centre of traditional fishing on the beach.

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