Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, Dakar

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Marvel at the size of Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, an impressive bronze statue perched on a hillock overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Built in 2010, this 49 m (160 ft) tall monument to African renaissance is the tallest statue in Africa, representing a muscular man holding a toddler and hugging a woman. Besides the statue, the hill boasts a multi-story museum about African history and an observation deck offering fine views of Dakar and the sea. Put Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine and other Dakar attractions into our Dakar trip maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If ever in Dakar, you have to visit this place.The African Renaissance Monument (French: Monument de la Renaissance Africaine) is a 52 m (171 ft) tall copper statue located on top of one of the twin.....  more »
  • The underlying feeling we had hoped this monument would give us, the feeling of good emotions, are not there at all. The cars next to this work of art was not good, in our feeling.  more »
  • It's a true emblem of Resistance. We enjoyed the monument and the area was well taken care of. If you decide to climb the stairs its 187 to the base of the Statue. You also have an option to go inside and and experience the look out that's windows in his hat.
  • A must see when in Dakar! It is beyond just a simple visit to similar attraction. The weight of the history, the cultural value, the profound link with the continent development etc...

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