This massive and beautiful mosque is located in the holy city of Touba, Senegal. It was first built in the early 1960s to honor Shaikh Aamadu Bàmba, and the structure continues to grow with new adornments and additions. There are currently 5 minarets and several colorful domes to its credit, as well as some exquisitely decorated pillars that help support the mosque's outer entrance. Because we were not Muslim we were unable to enter the innermost areas, but contenting yourself with the view from the outer entrance and the mausoleums of the caliphs is definitely not hard to do. Just make sure you bring water, enlist the assistance of a guide (pretty much mandatory, but they're readily available and not particularly expensive) and remember to take off your shoes before stepping inside the gates.