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Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine

Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
+221 77 939 61 79
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Pay to get into the museum and view

This statue was given to Senegal by North Korea. It’s called the Renaissance of Africa. The man... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary S
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Detroit, Michigan
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Not really worth it

There's not much to do in Dakar for tourists: not many monuments, nice buildings, historical sites... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Masha_S2
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Leuven, Belgium
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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 your hotel, entrance tickets to go to the top, and return to your hotel is 30 euro for one, & 15 euro for each additional person. Search 'SenegalStyle' on TAdvisor!
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Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
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+221 77 939 61 79
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Masha_S2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed June 25, 2018

This was a great place to visit...Also a great place to get a workout in by running up and down the stairs after the tour of the statue.

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Nice and quiet place for a visit to the highest point of Dakar. There is a museum inside with a focus on african heritage and exodus. It is true climbing the stairs is a big effort but there is a road at the back. At...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The kids enjoyed the experience of the day at this massive monument and museum of African history. Great work done by a visionary leader. Never visit Senegal without touring the African Renaissance Monument, it is a must see place.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Work the walk up the stairs for sure, but we didn't pay to go up inside the statue. Really a must do when visiting Dakar.

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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

The Renaissance Monument is impressive, Is really representing not just Senegal but the entire Africa Really like it Senegal you are beautiful

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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

This monument is ginormous. I did not trek up the 102 or so steps to visit because it was just too hot. But you can't miss it from the ground floor either. There are other sculptures scattered near the monument also.

Thank MARY P
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Toguna
December 5, 2017|
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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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