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Very strange “museum”

We payed the lady downstairs to go upstairs to have a visit, it was very dark and we had to turn on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
anton_ziva
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London, United Kingdom
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Underneath The Arches

Unfortunately the tour we were on didn't stop here which was a shame. nevertheless passed right by... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
tezpil
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We payed the lady downstairs to go upstairs to have a visit, it was very dark and we had to turn on the lights as we walked along the upper floors. The stairs up there were very low, so be careful with your head if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anton_ziva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It could be seen whole city of Banjul with a bird watch. Also you can see Atlantic Ocean, mouth 👄 of River Gambia where you can cross by ferry boat. The width of the River Gambia between Banjul-Barra is approximately 7 kms, it takes you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monument now celebrates the freedom of the Gambian people after the fall of the dictator Yahya Jammeh. The view from the top is good and there is a small exhibition (not really a museum) about the peaceful change of power. I don't think we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Rueskov
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We had a private guided tour of the city and stopped here to learn about the recent history of the nation. The lift was out of action (I think it always is) and our guide suggested there were 100 steps up - maybe there are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Tansysue
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Feels like a tourist trap! Museum at the top was very disappointing. Perhaps the only good thing is the view you get from the top and it makes for a good picture. I would not go our of my way to visit this place. If...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Robin N
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Unfortunately the tour we were on didn't stop here which was a shame. nevertheless passed right by it so got a reasonable view of it but no time to go up.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank tezpil
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

For a meagre 50 dalasi (less than £1, depending on the exchange rate!), Arch 22 provides a great view of Banjul and the Atlantic Ocean. A slight climb to the top gives an opportunity for some great panoramic shots, and the chance to see the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank hannah347
Reviewed 2 February 2018

If you travel around the town, you are almost bound to pass under this arch at some point. It is very much a local landmark. Built by the previous President, to commemorate his coming to power. One wonders if the new President is tempted to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank aberdeenangler
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Yes...worth the climb to the top for a local panorama and some photos. Best leave it to the last as you leave...rather than on the way in!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank RJCScotland
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This is the no 1 landmark in Banjul built to commemorate the coup that brought the former dictator of Gambia Yayah Jammeh to power. It is about the tallest structure in town. Climbing to the top is through circular staircase in the leg of the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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