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Address: Luanda, Angola
Phone Number: +244 222 653 900

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A tribute to Communism

This must be one of the largest monuments to any communist leader in the world. I can only imagine it costing a small fortune to erect. You cannot miss it either on the skyline... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
Pretoria, South Africa
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is one of those places that have the potential to be an amazing milestone in Angola . It is located in a very privileged and secure area, near the new "Assembleia da Republica " New Marginal, Presidential Palace, etc. Almost nothing happens there. An obelisk that costed millions of dollars and no profit coming from there . At least,... More 

1 Thank Kool2bbop
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This must be one of the largest monuments to any communist leader in the world. I can only imagine it costing a small fortune to erect. You cannot miss it either on the skyline or driving around the parliament area

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Good to laern a little of Angola war history and revolution period. Also you can see the tomb of the first president and learning about the simbols represented in the flag and how each industry is represented (mining, agro, etc)

Thank Joyce J
Luanda, Angola
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

no need to enter and pay. it's visible from several surrounding locations. It a has a unique structure. Nice lights at night.

Thank NNasser
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

The Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto with its tall statue and huge mausoleum is very impressive and a must-visit site for all first-time visitor to Luanda. We took an one-hour taxi ride around town in order to familiarize ourselves with the city sights. The driver made the first stop at the mausoleum and took us inside. Since we were told photograph... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

This is a massive mausoleum and well preserved and venerated by the Angolan government. One feels the impact this leader had on their nation

Thank DERtravels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Towering obelisk-like structure dedicated to Augustinho Neto, the first Pres of Angola who led the fight for independence. Its huge but not that attractive from the outside. Try to go all the way inside where he is in a large marble coffin. The room is loaded with floral wreaths from provinces of Angola, also Cuba, Russia, Ecuador, China, and other... More 

1 Thank Richard J
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

You can´t get into the toilet plunger looking building. It looks and is a Soviet construction faux pas.

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New Westminster, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Quite an impressive building built for Angola’s first president and founding father who died in 1979. A Russian designed building it stands 120m tall and seems to represent the era of space rockets. Inside the mausoleum is a museum portraying the life of Dr. Neto, plus his final resting place. There's a lot of wasted space in this mausoleum. From... More 

Thank allspice502016
Luanda, Angola
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Nice landmark for the Luanda landscape. Nicely illuminated at night. My 4 years old kid says it is a space rocket...lol

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