Malé is the economic powerhouse of the archipelago. It is resolutely modern, with one of the most pleasant tropical climates and offers seashore landscapes that are characteristic of the region. You must absolutely visit Marine Drive, the Port of Malé! There, you will explore the fish and seafood market while you go along the Maldivian coast in an idyllic environment. The Hukuru Miskiiy mosque is one of the most beautiful monuments in the Maldives. Constructed in 1656, it is also called the "Friday Mosque". It is built on closely interlocked blocks of coral, a witness to the traditional architecture of Maldivian carpenters.