Omar Ibn Al-Jattab Mosque

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Foto por: Karen Salamanca, Revela 2014

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Omar Ibn Al-Jattab Mosque

The Omar Ibn Al-Jattab Mosque is a reflection of the Arab immigrants who settled in the municipality of Maicao between 1960 and 1970. Maicao is located 45 miles east of Riohacha. The structure, which opened its doors in 1997, is made from Italian marble, has a minaret which is 101 feet high, and was designed by the Iranian architect Ali Namazi. 



Encounter the indigenous Wayúu culture at their settlements. Relax on the beaches of Cabo de La Vela. Take in the sights and sounds of the nature reserves in the area. These are just some of the many enticing options that await travelers at Riohacha.