Ougadougou Cathedral or the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Ouagadougou is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ouagadougou. The Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in the western-southern African countries and is centrally located in a walled courtyard.
The cathedral was built in the 1930s by Joanny Thévenoud during the French rule of North Africa and dedicated in 1936.
The cathedral's architectural design is intriguing as its wall were built using mud brick. The cathedral features a large red-brick exterior and an altar with a carved stone statue dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
This design is a replica of the Romanesque Basilica of Europe. Although the architecture of the cathedral is European, the mud brick façade gives the Ouagadougou Cathedral an African feel.