Sights in Ghadhames

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Big Mosque

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D'jmaa al-Kabir, or in plain english big mosque is one of the sights in the old town. The minaret can be climbed and offers an excellent view over the town.

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The House Museums

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Near the western entrance to the old town, the House Museum is an old merchant's house with its original furnishings and decorations kept intact. It's a nice place to look around, although the word museum in the traditional sense does not actually apply to this house.

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Slave Market

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The square of the Mulberry is the old slave market, it is near the Big Mosque. Ghadhames was an important town on the trade route from black Africa to the Maghreb. Gold, salt and slaves traded hands in the desert.

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