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Mogadishu (مقديشو) is the capital and the largest city in Somalia situated some 40 km south-east of Asgoi. It has a population of 2,587,200 people. Mogadishu is a popular tourist destination thanks to its presidential palaces and beaches.

Aden Adde International Airport (IATA: MGQ) is the nearest airport to Mogadishu, situated just 10 km to the south-west.

Places to see in Mogadishu

1. Villa Somalia
Villa Somalia is the presidential palace of Somalia, which sits on high ground near the shores of the Indian Ocean in Mogadishu, with access to both the harbor and airport.

2. Lido Beach, Mogadishu
Lido Beach is a beach in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. The name " Lido" derives from the Italian word for " beach"

3. Mosque of Islamic Solidarity
The Mosque of Islamic Solidarity (Somali: Masaajidka Isbaheysiga, Arabic: جامع التضامن الإسلامى‎) is a mosque located in Mogadishu, Somalia.

4. Mogadishu Cathedral
The Mogadishu Cathedral (Italian: Cattedrale di Mogadiscio) is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Mogadishu, Somalia. When still operational, it served as the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mogadiscio. Built in 1928 by Italian colonial authorities, much of the building was destroyed in 2008 by Islamic radicals. In 2013, the diocese announced plans to refurbish the building.

5. Arba'a Rukun Mosque
The Arba'a Rukun Mosque (Arabic: أربع روكون‎), also known as Arba Rucun, is a mosque in Mogadishu, Somalia.

6. Fakr ad-Din Mosque
The Fakr ad-Din Mosque (Arabic: مسجد فخر الدين زنكي‎), also known as Masjid Fakhr al-Din, is the oldest mosque in Mogadishu, Somalia. It is located in Hamar Weyne (literally " Old Hamar" ), the oldest part of the city. It is believed to be the 7th oldest mosque in Africa.

7. Daljirka Dahsoon
Daljirka Dahsoon is a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier memorial located in Mogadishu. The monument was erected in honour of the Somali men and women who died in defense of the Somali Republic. It is an important landmark in Mogadishu. It is located near to the hotel Naaso Hablood. In July 2017, Somali president Farmaajo laid flowers on its steps in commemoration of those who have given their life for the freedom of Somalis.

8. National Museum of Somalia
The National Museum of Somalia (Somali: Matxafka Qarankais, Arabic: متحف وطني للصومال‎, Italian: Museo Nazionale della Somalia) is a national museum in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. It was established in 1933 by the colonial authorities in Italian Somaliland. After shutting down operations in 1991, it later reopened, and presently houses a number of important historical artefacts.

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Villa Somalia

Villa Somalia is the presidential palace of Somalia, which sits on

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Lido Beach, Mogadishu

Lido Beach is a beach in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu . The name

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Mosque of Islamic Solidarity

The Mosque of Islamic Solidarity (Somali: Masaajidka Isbaheysiga,

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Mogadishu Cathedral

The Mogadishu Cathedral (Italian: Cattedrale di Mogadiscio) is a Roman

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Arba'a Rukun Mosque

The Arba'a Rukun Mosque (Arabic: أربع روكون‎), also known as Arba Ru

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Fakr ad-Din Mosque

The Fakr ad-Din Mosque (Arabic: مسجد فخر الدين زنكي‎), als

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Daljirka Dahsoon

Daljirka Dahsoon is a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier memorial located in

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Hotels in Mogadishu

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Maiori, Amalfi Coast - A porthole above the sea

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The Red Pepper House

starting $210

Sweet Inn Apartments - Ravignan II

starting $548

Parador de Lleida

starting $84

Kipungani Explorer

starting $170

The Crescent

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New Central

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Msafini Hotel

starting $60

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