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Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine

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Nice view of the city

Great view of the city and inspiring monument - which I was told is controversial. A nice walk from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sabithkhan
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Nice view of the city

I used to walk to the monument very often when I was living in Dakar. Apart from being a nice... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Ana M
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Bujumbura, Burundi
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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
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All reviews huge statue north korea nice view of the city african family la renaissance stairs to climb walk up worth a visit couple of hours elevator base construction exercise president hat rebirth copper
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top of 52 meters (higher than the Statue of Liberty), the Renaissance monument is located on one of the hills of Mamelles. It offers a breathtaking view of the bay of the peninsula of Dakar.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend stopping by! It’s a huge statue, one of the tallest in Africa maybe? Once you climb the stairs, the view is priceless of the surrounding city of Dakar!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view of the city and inspiring monument - which I was told is controversial. A nice walk from the Mammalles area where we were staying. Worth a visit.

Thank sabithkhan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The monument is a must visit, quite controversial when it was proposed in Senegal but it's now one of the most visited Landmark

Thank rotimi o
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This statue and it grandeur...... Just something to behold. The Black Man , uplifting his child and leading this woman exemplifies family. I have seen this Monument in photographs but seeing it it person was magnificent.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I used to walk to the monument very often when I was living in Dakar. Apart from being a nice monument I really like the view of the city and the ocean.

Thank Ana M
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This statue was given to Senegal by North Korea. It’s called the Renaissance of Africa. The man, wife and baby are looking towards the horizon symbolism of a new Africa coming. There’s lots of steps but it’s super fun! It’s free to visit and walk...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

There's not much to do in Dakar for tourists: not many monuments, nice buildings, historical sites. So you visit that one big ugly statue on that hilltop. Not much to see there, but go ahead if you're bored.

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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful design. This is well located. It also offers a very nice view of Dakar in Senegal near the sea. We enjoyed our visit

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Interesting history on african. After stairs, you can appreciate a good view of the city. Some nice pictures can be take down of the stairs...

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Toguna
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Response from Ken T | 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.
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