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Picturesque location in Oniru

Passed by this place in Oniru estate, didn't know this was the palace. Didn't bother to look... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
Lagos, Nigeria
A great historical monument

Iga Odungaran is the palace of the paramount ruler of lagos Oba Rilwan Akiolu, its a historical... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2016
Hassan k
Lagos, Nigeria
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Feb 17, 2019
“Picturesque location in Oniru”
Jan 14, 2018
“Its Just a palace and not a Museum”
The palatial residence of the local monarch, the Oba of Lagos.
Palace Road, Oniru Estate | Victoria Island - Eti Osa, Lagos 550104, Nigeria
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

Passed by this place in Oniru estate, didn't know this was the palace. Didn't bother to look around, but yes did take snaps outside!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sss_mach7
Reviewed January 14, 2018

I have had cause to drive down to Iga Idungaran but the place is always locked up and the guards are not so friendly. I feel the palace is an institution, a custodian of the history and culture of we Lagosians. Someone should be responsible...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Yes the an official Resident of the Oba of Lagos, is another tourist attraction, you need to visit this place

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank hossyahuoma
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Went there base on TA reviews and guess what, they told me to write in and request permission to visit! The building looked very ordinary so no chance of writing to anyone....

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Ianfung
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Iga Odungaran is the palace of the paramount ruler of lagos Oba Rilwan Akiolu, its a historical landmark in the city of lagos, it is situated in Idumota area of isale eko(lagos island) Area boys can be seen collecting unofficial parking toll around the place,...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Hassan k
Reviewed October 26, 2015

The traditional residence-palace of the Oba of Lagos, Nigeria finally renovated with modern day architecture to remind visitors of the deep cultural values of the Lagosians. It could be the rallying point of all Lagosians both young and old that could bridge the gap between...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Sunday O
Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you are a shopaholic like me, you would definitely love, love, love...it has all you'll ever want to buy and it's connected to various shopping places on the Lagos Island axis

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank TyKukoyi
Reviewed January 26, 2015

The usual slum like look of Lagos, but core traditional aura could be seen. Everyone here has a relationship with the Obaship stool. Beware of area boys who may try to tax you for parking. a little tip of between 200 to 300 person is...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank oseni_debola
Reviewed September 3, 2014

it's a major Market Area in Lagos State called the whole area (Idumeta) it popular area cos different ethic activities and the most popular (Eyo) day the while many Nigerians and many Other African counterpart comes from far and wide to watch and pray for...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank kay8de
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Iga Idungaran is the Palace of the Traditional Head of Lagos, Known as Oba of Lagos. Iga Idugaran was built by the Portuguese and presented as a gift to the Oba. The palace used to be used to plant pepper hence the name 'Pepper Palace'....More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank KayusYussuf
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