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Local Attractions

What to do in Nouakchott

Feel the local hospitality, discover various and unique products, and all the best things to do in Nouakchott. 

Zein Art

A gallery curating the very best work from Mauritanian artists and craftspeople. Periodically hosts exhibitions themed around art and artists in the region 

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Institut Français Mauritanie

Pick up a program for the Institute; it's an excellent place, and one of the only venues in town for concerts by local musicians, films, talks, art exhibitions and dance lessons. 

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Stade Olympique

The largest football stadium in the country; also where locals go for a jog in the early evening. Locals report crowd control issues here for international matches. 

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National Museum

Moderately worthwhile for anyone with an interest in Moorish culture. On the first level is a prehistoric gallery with archaeological exhibits while the second level is taken up with more recent ethnographic.

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