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Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine

Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
+221 77 939 61 79
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This monument is ginormous. I did not trek up the 102 or so steps to visit because it was just too... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MARY P
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Could not imagine the size till I saw it, beautiful piece of art,well maintained, lot of crowd... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CSRam
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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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“huge statue” (12 reviews)
“north korea” (5 reviews)
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Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
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+221 77 939 61 79
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"huge statue"
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"north korea"
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"african family"
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"nice view of the city"
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"la renaissance"
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"stairs to climb"
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"walk up"
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"guided tour"
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"small museum"
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"from afar"
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"couple of hours"
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"elevator"
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"construction"
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"exercise"
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Reviewed yesterday 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.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Could not imagine the size till I saw it, beautiful piece of art,well maintained, lot of crowd. This should showcased more.

Thank CSRam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monument is surrounded by controversies (too expensive, too large, not authentic etc), but it's clearly a dominant object in the city and it's worth a visit.

Thank heckfy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this site. Museum very interesting. Great tour guide. Great views of Dakar. Good execise going up those stairs! Worth visiting

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is controversial apparently because a designer was hired from Rumania and not locally. But it is quite a "statement" and worth seeing even if you don't climb all those steps!

Thank Trup
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With the poverty of Senegalese people so visible all around me, it was with a rather bad taste in my mouth I witnessed this overly extravagant and kitch monument.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

tallest statue ever that one would love to take pictures from. so memorable. i love what it portrays and expresses

Thank Junsu L
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this statue on a Saturday afternoon. There were a lot of school children present and it was pretty crowded. We climbed up the long staircase up to the base. We also had a tour of the art inside and went up to the...More

Thank Kendra N
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Just fell in love with this monument. My first time seeing it so close and it just feels very dramatic to see it appear right there with the see as a backdrop. Didn’t go up the stairs but I am sure it will be nice...More

Thank Amma F
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Biggest monument in Dakar. Interesting fact...this huge statue was given to Senegal by North Korea. You don't nees more that 30 mins there. Ask the taxi driver to go there, take a picture, walk up on the stairs to have a panoramic view. Nothing unforgettable...More

Thank gabriel19820331
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Toguna
5 December 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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