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Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine

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Nice view of the city

Great view of the city and inspiring monument - which I was told is controversial. A nice walk from... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Nice view of the city

I used to walk to the monument very often when I was living in Dakar. Apart from being a nice... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Ana M
Bujumbura, Burundi
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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...more
Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
+221 77 939 61 79
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Top of 52 meters (higher than the Statue of Liberty), the Renaissance monument is located on one of the hills of Mamelles. It offers a breathtaking view of the bay of the peninsula of Dakar.

Thank Fly Air S
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely recommend stopping by! It’s a huge statue, one of the tallest in Africa maybe? Once you climb the stairs, the view is priceless of the surrounding city of Dakar!

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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Great view of the city and inspiring monument - which I was told is controversial. A nice walk from the Mammalles area where we were staying. Worth a visit.

Thank sabithkhan
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The monument is a must visit, quite controversial when it was proposed in Senegal but it's now one of the most visited Landmark

Thank rotimi o
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This statue and it grandeur...... Just something to behold. The Black Man , uplifting his child and leading this woman exemplifies family. I have seen this Monument in photographs but seeing it it person was magnificent.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I used to walk to the monument very often when I was living in Dakar. Apart from being a nice monument I really like the view of the city and the ocean.

Thank Ana M
Reviewed 8 August 2018 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 23 July 2018 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 10 July 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...

Thank Moussa H
Reviewed 25 June 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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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.