The capital city of Male is an interesting place to visit. Unfortunately many a traveller merely pass this city by plane, as they rush to their resorts. It is recommended to take time and explore the city. The market places are filled with spices, seafood, and rare but eye-catching jewellery and clothes. The historical locations such as the Golden Islamic centre and the Friday Mosque built in the seventeenth century are also worth the visit. Many of the architecture is preserved and has stood the test of time.