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Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine

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Worth going up with a guide

It costs $5.00 for a visit to the top of the monument with a guide and a stop to see an exhibition... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luanda, Angola
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Impressive - worth a short visit - it gives a nice view on the city. Better to go in the late... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, a $27 million dollar solid copper statue, the tallest in the world! An elevator will take you to the top for a full view of the city and terrific pictures of the surrounding areas.Taxi pickup service from...more
Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
+221 77 939 61 79
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All reviews huge statue north korea nice view of the city worth the climb climb the stairs la renaissance worth a visit guided tour small museum african history base rebirth symbol hat liberty copper statues
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place full of emotion. A must when you visit Dakar. I would advise the following. Even though the government has done a lot in terms of infrastructure including a new state of the art airport, there are some things to watch out for. Primarily...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This overpowering monument is of incredible proportion. It is a beautiful family looking toward the sea. It is worth a trip to see it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roxana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It costs $5.00 for a visit to the top of the monument with a guide and a stop to see an exhibition by local artists that changes every 3 months. Great way to support such a magnificent monument.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank taniamartinho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive - worth a short visit - it gives a nice view on the city. Better to go in the late afternoon as it's too crowded in the morning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank herwigc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Monument was a photo op without a lot of substance. It seems that most(?) of the population was upset with the amount of money expended, an extravagance in a poor country. It dedication was done to commemorate Senegal's 50th anniversary of its independence.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dr B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The huge monument representing a Senegalese family can be found on the way to Ngor Island. If you got your own car, feel free to stop by. Else you will need to negotiate with your taxi driver an extra fee for stopping here.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kiukw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the majesty, the history that represents this statue are a fixed stop for each of the tourists who visit dakar

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank geremyking
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This statue was given to Senegal by North Korean government. It is named as The Renaissance of Africa. Symbolising a man holding his wife and baby and together they are are looking towards the horizon symbolising of a new Africa coming. Really a nice one.....More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Vijay66610
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Seeing the monument is worth it! Be warned there are a lot of steps to get up to the base of statue. But a wonderful view of the city, even if you don't go in. It was 6,500 cfa for foreigners to go in. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Holly C
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

Spur of the moment decision turned out to be spectacular. Worth going to see and understand the history.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 255jeannep
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Response from 424kent | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee just to walk up and go around the base of the statue. However to go up inside the statue there is a fee of about $15 us dollars. Parking is also free at the statue.