Agadez is the center of the Sahara, a town of a mostly Muslim population, landmarked by the tall Agadez Mosque, also known as the Grande Mosquée d’Agadez. “The gateway to the desert” was also the center for the caravan trade. Nowadays it’s the migration hub for people hoping for a better future in Europe.
Agadez Mosque was built in 1515 when the city was captured by the Songhai Empire. The 27 m tall minaret has served for centuries to watch out for enemies and invited caravans to Agadez.