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Address: Old Prison Ground Broad Street, Lagos, Nigeria
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A place to go from your hotel for some evening music, art, history, food and drink. Best way to get there might be by taxi, if you are not local.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A place to go from your hotel for some evening music, art, history, food and drink. Best way to get there might be by taxi, if you are not local.

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Aneho, Togo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Freedom Park used to be a real prison with a history, holding some of Nigeria's pillars of the country;s history, as well as 'common' criminals, of course! Today, it is simply the best place in Lagos to get get a feel of the art in an environment that is in itself a totally creative experience. Tucked in the middle of... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Absolutely enjoyed myself during the January 2015 edition. Afropolitan vibes is a celebration of live African music which attracts expats and locals. There is a food court with some nice spots that serve vegan, chinese, nigerian cuisine etc.

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Lagos State, Nigeria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Saw a play there- was alright. Liked the native vibe and the cultural references. Wish it was bigger and there was more to see. It was a cool outing- not earth-shattering but pleasant enough.

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Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was here on the wrong day, and maybe at the wrong time. came with friends in the afternoon, nothing seems to be happening on that day, so if you are planning to come, make sure there is an event its at lagosfreedompark.com. As a result, we spent most of our time at the museum that had arts about the... More 

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ikeja
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Freedom Park holds a lot of History and now a place of fun. This is one place you can bring the family for a weekend retreat both for shows, stage performances and relaxation. Plenty of food stands and ideal for vegetarians as well with the veggie Bar at the park. Plenty for art lovers too.

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Goteborg, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Interesting site on the same place as the colonial prison. Includes some very interesting history. Also a quite decent "food court". The pizzas were good but took quite long (1½ hour for 4 pizzas!)

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Lagos, Nigeria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Once a month Freedom Park hosts Afropolitan Vibes - a great evening of music, beer, dancing and fun. It's always packed...locals and expats... Great place to hang out during the day too.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This place is a must for every lagosian and foreigner who reminisce about the days of good bars that have good food and life music. It is in the heart of Lagos island and very safe atmosphere, everyone is there to have fun and it is not pretentious. Just come and enjoy the best BBQ fish and nigerian finger foods.... More 

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Lagos
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Finally, an alternative hangout spot in Lagos. My first time here was to watch a couple of plays doing the Lagos Theatre Festival. I have been here several times after that for the Afropolitan Vibes (hosted by Ade Bantu and featuring other artistes once in a while) held every third Friday of the month. Though, I'm not much of a... More 

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