We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
It is one of eminent historical place at Dakar. It is another old heritage building at Dakar and now used for Presidential Palace of Senegal. Photographs are prohibited and public entrance are not allowed. We have experienced the architecture of this site from outside only...More
The Palace of the Republic is a historic house, located in Dakar (Senegal), in the district of Plateau. After having been the official residence of the governor general of the AOF, it is today that of the Senegalese head of state.
You can’t go inside the Presidents Palace because he is there. Lol. But it is awesome to walk by, see the guards, look at the details around the gate and house. I recommend seeing it while you’re there and downtown.
Splendid guard outside palace, so I took out camera and took photo.
Whereupon fit strong security guard gripped my arm quite forceably while harshly jabbering at me and pushed me across road.
After cryptic conversation"explained" photos not permitted, although there was nothing to indicate this....More
Images of the Presidential Palace, with its guards dressed in bright red, are legendary. However, the guard on duty the day we walked past refused to be photographed. Also, soldiers and gendarmes moved us on when we stopped momentarily to admire the building.
I don't know if you're allowed to stop in front of it in a cab. Stopping your taxi in front of a presidential palace anywhere on earth is risky and probably stupid. My taxi-driver drove slowly and I enjoyed the front view.
Beautiful from the outside. I inquired about tours, but they are not offered. As I was taking pictures, the guards swiftly informed me that photos were prohibited. They were firm, but not harsh and did not insist that I delete them. This massive structure looks...More