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Chinguetti center

Chinguetti center

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Chinguetti is considered (by Mauritanians) as the seventh holy city of Islam. Although it is uncertain how much truth this claim holds, it is more original than the standard claim of being fourth (after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem) and Chinguetti did have quite a reputation as a center of learning in Islamic times. From these heydays you can still see the remains: the old city (threatened by sand dunes), manuscripts of treatises on every subject, by great Mauritanian scholars, and the 16th century mosque.

Another option here is to explore the nearby desert. For example, you can rent a camel at one of the hotels or at Adrad Voyages.

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