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Musee de la Fondation Zinsou

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A unique creative Art museum in Benin Republic

The creativity of this place and the dedication of the staffs is worthy of note. The curators are... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Anago James Ake... O
Lagos State, Nigeria
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Zinsou Fondation Museum

This museum contains paintings of top Artists and have history of different paintings. A good place... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Lagos, Nigeria
via mobile
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rue Benoit Xvi, Ouidah 01BP7053, Benin
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

The creativity of this place and the dedication of the staffs is worthy of note. The curators are always patient. The site has a English speaking curator. The art shop upstair is very picturesque.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Anago James Ake... O
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This museum contains paintings of top Artists and have history of different paintings. A good place to go if you are a lover of Art

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

The building itself is a really pleasant structure and exudes a calm and peaceful ambience. The cafe has very good food and service although expensive for Benin at 1500 for a beer and 5000 for a burger and fries or a nice salad. I am...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

the guide was good , the art was good , the problem is the language barrier , they only speak french there

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank iabdelrazik
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The Foundation selects truly excellent examples of contemporary art from all over Africa. It is nicely displayed (a small sample, but definitely worthwhile) in the founder's old family home in Ouidah. The service and food at the café were good, as was the small but...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Came here recently with my wife to see the La Fabrique à Fantasmes exhibit. What a most pleasant experience: the exhibit was very well curated, with a nice mixture of works as far as artists represented, their country of origin, and media used; the setting—a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank SerpaJ
Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a great tour of the museum mainly due to the fact that my wife is fluent in French and translated as the guide took us around. They've done well with the space. Definitely worth a visit if you're in town.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank magnif
Reviewed March 23, 2015

In a beautifull freshly renovated house. Well trained people who give free explanation. Unique Art collection in the country

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank AurianeS
Reviewed January 24, 2015

Beautifully restored place. includes lots of artwork from all over Africa. Certainly worth the trip from cotonou!

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank BelgiansNYC
Reviewed January 14, 2015

the guide Ms, Raymonde is the only one who really can help you with the english language. The museum is free-cost and resume the african-culture throught painting and plastic arts. No pics allowed. Nice and comfortable bar but dont accept. USD., only local currency. The...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank malakal
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