Kaolack is an important regional market town and is Senegal's main peanut trading and processing centre.
The Grand Marché is the second-largest covered market in Africa (after Marrakesh). Oriental arches and arcades, a grand entrance, a large central patio and an imposing clock tower surround it. It’s a great place to just have a wander around and soak up the atmosphere.
This large Moroccan-style mosque is the pride of the Tijaniyya brotherhood, built in 1964 with its landmark minaret, floodlit at night. The mosque is closed to the public, but it is worth coming here to see the magnificent architecture and the surrounding area.