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Porte du non retour

Porte du non retour, Ouidah, Benin
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Know your history!

This was very insightful! You think you know when you've read but there's nothing like seeing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gazie D
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Reflecting on the past

This point is reflective. It takes your mind back to the days of slavery in Whydah and West Africa... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Anago James Ake... O
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Lagos State, Nigeria
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“slave trade” (7 reviews)
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Porte du non retour, Ouidah, Benin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was very insightful! You think you know when you've read but there's nothing like seeing history with your own eyes. Every African person or person of African descent needs to make it a point to visit sites that hold history of the trans Atlantic...More

Thank Gazie D
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

This point is reflective. It takes your mind back to the days of slavery in Whydah and West Africa. It is well managed and guides are available to take you around and tell the tale. There are art shops close by that you can purchase...More

Thank Anago James Ake... O
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

I had a chilling feeling when I was told the story behind this historic center. This is the point where slaves where shipped to sea.

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

This monument is very simple and moving. We had the history of Ouidah explained to us throughout the town, which ended here. Although it is on the beach, the monument evokes a strong sense of sadness and is definitely worth a visit. There is no...More

1  Thank tenthlisten
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is the place from where slaves were sent abroad. Had the chance to have a guided tour of Ouidah and this was the first place we visited

Thank Success2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The Benin Government trying to help their citizens and visitors understand the history of the area and what has occurred here. This is a monument not museum to the history of what took place here. Research the trail and spend time to reflect this location...More

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Unlike 'gate of no return' or 'door of no return' which is a feature of every slave fort or castle as the poor souls who were taken through them would not be coming back to their homeland. this instead is a monument on a beach...More

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

This has to be one of the most moving experiences in the world. A place where so many lives were destroyed by our, so called religious, forefathers in pursuit of obscene profits at the expense of so many lives. Millions were taken and transported from...More

Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Location is rich in history with some early morning exercise on the beach too. The view at sunset is fantastic.

Thank SeunOla
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

This place is an inner journey, it makes you reflect on history and what people are capable of doing to each other. Worthwhile to visit.

Thank BCerfontaine
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Sheye O
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Anago James Ake... O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are good guides in Benin republic and Anago Osho Adventures can connect you with a tour guide.
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