Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace
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David D
Devon, UK25,796 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Saturday 27th May we were on an Art and Culture Tour of Dakar. Our coach criss-crossed the city driving up and down the City’s Stree

There are not many impressive buildings in Dakar, so this one is rather outstanding.

It is located on Avenue Du Président Léopold Sedar Senghor, referred to locally as the Champs Elysees of Senegal.

Our guide informed us that it was not possible for the coach to stop, but it was able to slow down for a quick photo opportunity.

He also advised us that the President was in residence as the Sénégalaise flag was flying as was the smaller flag beneath it. There was also a guard on duty in front of the main gate.
Written 18 July 2023
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PatrickM_Travels
Almaty, Kazakhstan1,788 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
We were able to briefly view the Presidential Palace from afar. We asked a police man if it is possible to stop for pictures and he said no. Although I did take a picture when driving by. As far as I know, you cannot get inside for a tour. A shame, since it is probably a beautiful building inside.
Written 27 August 2016
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SiddonLook
Port Harcourt, Nigeria168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I couldn't really see much as the armed police man by the fence asked us to cross to the other side of the road. It was a walk by attraction. Saw the guard dressed like Buckingham palace guards in their Victorian outfit. Quite a large and beautiful white building unfortunately we weren't allowed to stop and admire and pictures weren't allowed as well.
Written 19 April 2019
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Masrawy_Mtl
Montreal, Canada142 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Business
Well, the presidential palace is located in the heart of the Plateau district so if you are downtown you will get to see it anyway! Of course, you cannot go inside it so I am not so sure why it is labeled as an attraction. The only thing that was attractive to it was the guard wearing military outfit in red; I just kept wondering how he is able to wear this when it is very hot and humid and keep standing the whole day in the sun!!!
Written 8 December 2016
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DazzaB777
Johannesburg, South Africa306 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Business
Fortunate enough to not only be allowed in but to actually be inside the Palace itself. Clean, spacious and royal, this is a residence fit for a King or President. The only problem is I was not able to boast to anyone because you cannot take your mobile inside.
Written 26 December 2018
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Ramy Khodeir
Cairo, Egypt143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
It was quite disappointing when I knew they’ve cancelled taking pictures with the guards at the gates and not allowing anyone to get close to the house.
Written 14 December 2018
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Fly Air S
Dakar, Senegal4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
The Palace of the Republic is a historic house, located in Dakar (Senegal), in the district of Plateau. After having been the official residence of the governor general of the AOF, it is today that of the Senegalese head of state.
Written 21 September 2018
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williamsB7913RJ
Taunton, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Splendid guard outside palace, so I took out camera and took photo.
Whereupon fit strong security guard gripped my arm quite forceably while harshly jabbering at me and pushed me across road.
After cryptic conversation"explained" photos not permitted, although there was nothing to indicate this.
Made me show him photos a delete phot of guard.
It was only a picture the guard and isn't show the palace.
Written 17 March 2018
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aberdeenangler
Aberdeen, UK730 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Images of the Presidential Palace, with its guards dressed in bright red, are legendary. However, the guard on duty the day we walked past refused to be photographed. Also, soldiers and gendarmes moved us on when we stopped momentarily to admire the building.

Not a pleasant way to treat visitors to the city. It must have been blatantly obvious to any law enforcement or security official that we posed no threat whatsoever.

We also found souvenir sellers and self-employed guides operating in the area a real nuisance. They approach you in a friendly manner to begin with but soon become nasty, and offensive, if you decline their services or refuse to buy anything from them.
Written 2 February 2018
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JLC-1972
Hellerup, Denmark234 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
There is no entry to the Presidential Palace and we were also told that photography was not allowed, so we just took a quick picture from the car when passing.
Written 27 February 2017
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