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Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine

Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
+221 77 939 61 79
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It is a big modernist monument with a sad gift shop

It is a big modernist monument with a sad gift shop. I did not go up in it, but I heard there are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BobfromRedondo
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Redondo Beach, California
The rebirth of Africa.

This gigantic monument, built by North Korean workers is a spectacular statue. You can go up to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TotaHregg
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Dakar, Senegal
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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 your hotel, entrance tickets to go to the top, and return to your hotel is 30 euro for one, & 15 euro for each additional person. Search 'SenegalStyle' on TAdvisor!
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“huge statue” (10 reviews)
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Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a big modernist monument with a sad gift shop. I did not go up in it, but I heard there are great views.

Thank BobfromRedondo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gigantic monument, built by North Korean workers is a spectacular statue. You can go up to the top by elevator and have a nice view of Dakar. There are also museums and exhibitions on the history of Senegal. Worth seeing.

Thank TotaHregg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one amazing place to visit when in Dakar. I was amaze by the inspiration behind the sculptured monuments and the governments resilience to erect the monument. You have 204 stairs to climb to get to the top where the monument was constructed... quite...More

Thank Sandra N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Such a huge monument. You can park at the very bottom but the walk up the steps is not for the faint hearted. Be prepared in the hot sunshine its not easy, best to visit at a cooler time of day. Great views if...More

Thank Kathryn J
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

A splendid monument. Standing at the foot of this monument is both humbling and impressive. Worth a climb to the top to experience the wonderful views.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Do climb the intimidating stairs for stunning views of Dakar all the while feeling the power of this beautiful statue, absolutely massive!

Thank Kerstin L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Climb the steps for exercise, walk around the monument, move on. Don't pay for a tour or take the elevator to the top. It's really not worth it. We went to the top but couldn't see anything because the wind was blowing and Dakar was...More

Thank Ryan and Amy C
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great visit my first time to visit here I love it I will love to visit again peaceful I love the steps too

Thank Phenetia C
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A must visit while in Senegal- a hard to miss large statue of a father carrying his child and holding his wife. It's supposed to be the largest statue in Africa and created to mark 50 years of independence. In reality, beyond its impressive size,...More

Thank Vishna
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The monument is beautiful... powerful yet graceful. It embodies the energy of liberation, a freedom that remains a facade in Sénégal.

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