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Freedom Park Lagos

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Address: Old Prison Ground Broad Street, Lagos, Nigeria
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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During the day quiet

We went to freedom park during the day and it was green and quiet oasis compared to the surrounding CBD.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Efe O
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Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always had phobia for lagos island things. But feedback about freedom park has been positive. So, one evening, I tried going there with two of my friends. We could not even stand the queue and we left. I tried on another evening and was pleasantly surprised by the band. The kick was when they ask the crowd to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to freedom park during the day and it was green and quiet oasis compared to the surrounding CBD.

Thank Efe O
Lagos, Nigeria
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very thoughtful, creative and heart-touching of whoever came about this park right in the heart of Lagos after so many years of neglect and waste. To think of turning around a old prison dilapidated structure to a recreation center where citizens can now take time out to relax and have fun is quite commendable. We sure need more... More 

Thank Sunday O
Lagos, Nigeria
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on old Lagos Nigerian history tour with rather large group. This was our first and last stop. It is amazing what the historical society was able to do to revive this area into a park within the city and keep the actual remains in tact. Worth the time to visit if you are inclined to see and experience a... More 

Thank Marg M
Alberta, Canada
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Situated on the grounds of what used to be the colonial (and immediately post-colonial) Broad Street Prisons, Freedom Park has been turned into a multi-purpose public space. During the day, artists and street performers entertain passersby. The museum area hearkens to the bygone colonial era and is worth a visit. On weekend evenings, the area turns into a massive jamboree... More 

Thank NazMilan84
Lagos, Nigeria
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Very Nice concerts on Friday nights every weeks. Afropolitan Vibes every month is the must !! There is 3 scenes and plenty of Drinks and Munchies / ChopChop

Thank Thomas G
Lagos, Nigeria
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Here's an old colonial prison in the heart of Lagos Island that has now been restored into a museum and a inner city park. Parts of it and some of the relics transports you right into early 1900s Nigeria. It is a time warp worth seeing. There is a Neo-jazz, Afrobeats musical event once a month. It's called Afropolitan. I... More 

Thank FelaLives
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

People that can make Tofu taste like food are to be applauded wherever you find them, let alone at Veggie Victory where the faux chicken actually tasted like meat - so if you miss the texture, I can heartily reccommend Veggie Victory - Lagos' first Vegan restaurant Oh and down't worry about the security warnings for this area. We got... More 

Thank Vidal M
Lagos, Nigeria
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Been here a few times for the afropolitan vibes which is held every third Friday of the month. It's great for laid back, no frills fun. There's great food, cheap booze and good music all in one open space. Ambience is great also as everyone is there to just chill and have fun. However, note that parking there is a... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I was taken there by a couple of friends and I was surprised, the park is very nice, there are different stages to perform different arts, a few restaurants/bar and you can have a look at the old prison rooms. We saw (and participate) to a great percussion session!

Thank JamesPurple

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