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Okay But Expectation not met

It was quite disappointing when I knew they’ve cancelled taking pictures with the guards at the... read more

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Cairo, Egypt
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Worth a quick visit

You can’t go inside the Presidents Palace because he is there. Lol. But it is awesome to walk by... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Detroit, Michigan
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Pr L Sedar Senghor Ave | Intersection of Pr L Sedar Senghor Ave and Boulevard de la République, Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was quite disappointing when I knew they’ve cancelled taking pictures with the guards at the gates and not allowing anyone to get close to the house.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ramykhodeir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mdkamar
Reviewed September 21, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank marysW9988SW
Reviewed June 28, 2018

The building is very beautiful, Guarded by people with Colorful uniform, did not enter inside but was allowed to take pictures from outside, seemed well maintained.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CSRam
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The home and office of the President of Senegal is worth a drive by but not much to see and the police presence doesn’t invite you to linger either!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank williamsB7913RJ
Reviewed February 2, 2018

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. Not a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank aberdeenangler
Reviewed January 11, 2018

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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Aladji A
Reviewed January 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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