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Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine

Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
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Just a monument - no view at night

I went there after hitting up the bars at night. It was just a monument and nothing special... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kazumoto N
Madrid, Spain
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Interesting Monument

There are about two hundred steps up to the monument. And once at the monument base you can... read more

Reviewed 4 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 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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Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there after hitting up the bars at night. It was just a monument and nothing special. Perhaps the view is better at night.

Thank Kazumoto N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are about two hundred steps up to the monument. And once at the monument base you can actually go inside the statue and take lift so you end at head level. The Bronze statue was built by a North Korean company where construction began...More

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A very big one, but nonetheless, a monument. There are a lot of steps to climb (198 is eleven sets of 18), and once at the top the view is not really terribly interesting. Partly because Dakar itself is not terribly interesting, and partly because...More

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very large and impressive sculpture designed by a local artist and constructed by a North Korean firm. Although is is certainly worth a visit, the travel time involved will restrict other activities you might have planned.

Thank RetiredWorldTraveler
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This statue cannot be missed. Literally! It is so huge you can see if for miles away, even at night.

Thank Sonya W
Reviewed 15 May 2017

It was my first time in Senegal and it was nice to see the huge statue. I was taken on a tour by a guide right up to the very top of the statue (the man's hat); which was very cool. There i got a...More

Thank yaaopoku
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Built by the North Koreans at the request of former President Abdoulaye Wade, the Monument of the African Renaissance ironically reveals more about West African culture than ever intended. Standing 49 meters, it is the largest statue in Africa. The characters boldly look across the...More

1  Thank caleb192837
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We made a short stop here on our way to airport (airport is just 10min with no traffic jam). The statue is really huge and offers you great view on Dakar to make some last pics and possibility to spend some last money for souvenirs...More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Really interesting and well organised place to visit...well worth the couple of hours it took and surprised its not more popular!

Thank filtercottageleek
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Such a great feeling experience one of the tallest monuments in the world. You pay to get in where you are taken through a tour of the building and a told little history. It's the best place to take great pictures of the view of...More

Thank Jorani H
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