We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
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
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Nice view from the top

This is the no 1 landmark in Banjul built to commemorate the coup that brought the former dictator... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
via mobile
Read all 118 reviews
All photos (74)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent10%
  • Very good23%
  • Average51%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
7 Apr 2018
“Underneath The Arches”
8 Nov 2017
“Nice view from the top”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Banjul, Gambia
Reviews (118)
Filter reviews
87 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 87 reviews
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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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

Thank SiddonLook
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great symbol of the country’s history. It literally takes minutes to appreciate it in all its glory so I wouldn’t make a day trip of it

Thank D1spm
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A large arch celebrating independence . Basically the main entrance to Banjul City.the tallest structure in Banjul

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I had the chance to visit the Arch 22 which was build to commemorate the 1994 revolution. The Arch houses various Gambian artifacts, and beautiful view of the capital.There is also a restaurant where you can eat and relax for the day.

Thank yusuphafatajo
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Laico Atlantic Hotel
17 reviews
.65 km away
Ocean Bay Hotel & Resort
1,005 reviews
9.47 km away
Sunbeach Hotel & Resort
212 reviews
9.68 km away
Cape Point Hotel
63 reviews
10.62 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 30 restaurants in Banjul
Voodoo Cafe
11 reviews
.97 km away
Boss Lady
196 reviews
.97 km away
10 reviews
6.02 km away
Time Inn
9 reviews
.97 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 23 attractions in Banjul
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
570 reviews
9.93 km away
Arch Tours
720 reviews
12.21 km away
Kotu Beach
577 reviews
13.31 km away
Bijilo Forest Park
325 reviews
15.88 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Arch 22 staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines