Harar 82 mosques, three of which date from the 10th century
Harar Jugol, having an important spiritual significance has a large number of religious buildings. There are currently 82 mosques and 102 shrines, which are distributed in all parts of the old town. The oldest mosques date from the 10th century. The traditional Harari mosque is a building. With simple forms, onecan distinguish three types: the basic traditional type (consisting of a prayer room and courtyard), the five old grand mosques (which are very similar, but with twice as many pillars), and the sanctuary mosques (with some tombs). There are also a number of tombs of saints, either consisting of natural elements or being manmade.