10 Things to Do in Mogadishu That You Shouldn't Miss

October 1, 2017 Terina Blouin

Mogadishu (/ˌmɔːɡəˈdiːʃuː/; Somali: Muqdisho Somali pronunciation: [mʉqdɪʃɔ]; Arabic: مقديشو‎ IPA: [maqadiːʃuː]), known locally as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia. Located in the coastal Banaadir region on the Indian Ocean, the city has served as an important port for millennia. As of 2017, it had a population of 2,425,000 residents.

1. Shanghai Old City

Mogadishu, Somalia
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Shanghai Old City

This former playground for the wealthy is now controlled by warlords and is not open to tourists, but it remains one of the area's most scenic spots.

Reviewed By Najib514 - Mogadishu, Somalia

i might run short of words because only a true writer can but in to writing what he feels deep down in heart.........old Shanghai city is a great place for tour no words can truly explain how guezing an eye witness could do more joy n feel t place as its......as they say if you live in serenity your child will live with peace of mind!!!!!!

2. Liido Beach Somalia

Wadada Liido | Between Via Sanca & W Boondheere, Mogadishu, Somalia +1 773-376-8858
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4 based on 11 reviews

Liido Beach Somalia

Built specifically for Italian colonialists,this beach is the best beach Mogadishu has yet to offer,thousands of people both local and foreigners flock to escape the heat on weekends.It has beachfront resorts.

Reviewed By David A - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

There aren't a lot if good things to say about Mogadishu. The airport is a shakedown, the roads are atrocious but this beach is nice. The water is very choppy and you must watch out for sharks.

3. Union mosque

Mogadishu, Somalia
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5 based on 3 reviews

Union mosque

Reviewed By abshir m

this is recently built and looks amazing it is safe and will show you the somali calture from the perspective of islam.it is popular with foreigners and local tourists,this mosque is like a symbol of solidarity/union.

4. Mogadishu Cathedral

Mogadishu, Somalia
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Mogadishu Cathedral

Reviewed By abshir m

Old historic italian architecture.needs bit renovation and i would recommend going with a good.the church now houses IDPS especially children..

5. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier -Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier -Mogadishu

The tomb of unknown soilder site is quite an attraction built 60 years ago.

Reviewed By abshir m

this tomb is located in the centre of the city downtown and displays an unknown soilder that died in an unknown battle.

6. Jazeera Beach

Mogadishu 12000, Somalia
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5 based on 2 reviews

This is my Sincere Review...Jazeera beach is extremely packed on weekends. Note-Read this before you proceed,Somalia is a recovering nation and saw relative stability 2012 only,security guide is must for white foreigners . It is always better to plan ahead when going to any place and Somalia is no expection,Jazeera Palace Hotel,City PLAZA Hotel Mogadishu.Peace Hotel Mogadishu will give you

Reviewed By abshir m

this beach south of mogadishu Somalia is popular with people relaxing and enjoying at this beach every day

7. Bakara Market

Mogadishu, Somalia
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5 based on 2 reviews

Bakara Market

Among other incidents that put this central marketplace in the news was its role in the Somalian War battle now referred to as "Black Hawk Down."

Reviewed By Claudia L

Well I don't know what seems to be the problem with the other review, but I didn't get stabbed actually I found people very welcoming and open to dialogue.
One thing I learnt , if you want something that you don't find, it means it doesn't exist !
Also fantastic street food. Bought myself some lunch from a guy for approx $1 including a bottle of water and a pair of leather sandals for $5 that are definetly more comfortable than $500 sandals. Will definetly go again and recommend it to all !

8. Gezira Beach

Mogadishu, Somalia
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Gezira Beach

Gezira beach/Jezira beach is a popular hot destination for weekend holiday travellers in somalis capital Mogadishu,boat riding and boat renting and restaurents are available.

Reviewed By abshir m

this beach is very clean,sandy and virgin beach located south of Somalia capital mogadishu city and is must for tourists.

9. black Hawk Down crash site museum

W bakaaraha, Mogadishu, Somalia
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5 based on 1 reviews

black Hawk Down crash site museum

The crash site of the famous US super 6-1 black hawk down in Somalia

Reviewed By abshir m

this site is the crash site of USA black hawk down famous movie it is loved by americans and they come to see the place often.

10. Govornors House Mogadishu

Tunsinia,Somalia, Mogadishu, Somalia 252596123532
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5 based on 1 reviews

Govornors House Mogadishu

This is fantastic 100 year old building newly renovated it was built by the time italians visited mogadishu and they build this historic building where they used to control the entire east africa.i would deeply recommend visiting this landmark attraction.

Reviewed By abshir m

americans love to visit this place and see the crash site of the famous super 6-1 black hawk down crashs ite at Somalia peaceful mogadishu

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