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Address: Banjul, Gambia

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Strange national structure

Interesting to see some of the Gambian political history. Good views. Don't make a special journey just for thi, but worth it if you're wandering g round Banjul for the day

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 April 2013
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North Hampshire, UK
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North Hampshire, UK
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Interesting to see some of the Gambian political history. Good views. Don't make a special journey just for thi, but worth it if you're wandering g round Banjul for the day

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Went up arch 22 amazing views from above Banjul and the lovely beaches . We came down and had a lovely drink and a sand which with the locals and Billy's bar

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

We went to The Gambia in October 2012, and Arch 22 was one of the 1st sites we came across. You can park right beside the arch which, offers great convenience. The arch itself is not in great condition, and if we remember right, the entrance fee was 50 dalasi per person. A museum is located half way up the... More 

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2 Thank Daniel D
Vienna, Austria
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

nice view over the city. within the tower you find a neglected exposition of jujus and traditional living.

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1 Thank HansHuckebein
The Hague, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013

You can't miss it when you enter Banjul. The view from the top balconies is great. The arch is certainly impressive, although its design is a metter of taste I suppose. You also wonder whether the money spent on this mightn't have had a better purpose...

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1 Thank Benjamin1959
Forests & Fens - Midlands UK
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

An impressive structure that you can walk up to experience a view across the whole of Banjul. There's not much apart from the view ,but it does put things into perspective.... a multi million pound self commissioned tribute to a president that shows his people living in squalor.

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2 Thank RelaxOrDie
Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

Well worth a visit and very close to the Laico Atlantic, would recommend climbing to the top as you get great views of Banjul, for those who don't want to climb the stairs there are lifts available, there is also an interesting museum. Entry is only £2 well worth it

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1 Thank Celia W
Barnet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

Great view of Banjul - you can take a lift or stairs to the top then take photos of the city and beach

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

As great views of the city and has a very qwerkie museum at the top. It's a short walk from the Atlantic but take a guide in yellow/mustard tops with you and you won't get hassled

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1 Thank Martin C
Lancashire
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

A little run down, but the views are fantastic. The museum / displays at the top are a bit of a waste of time, but it is a good experience. A fantastic photo opportunity

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