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African renaissance monument
Monument de la Renaissance africaine
Dakar’s African Renaissance Monument symbolises a new era. African renewal culturally, politically and economically with revitalised pride and consciousness. This gigantic bronze statue is the continent’s tallest at 49 meters. Impressive as it is, and as noble the intentions behind its construction, the monument is not without its controversies (too expensive, too immodest, built by North Korea). Nevertheless, no trip to Dakar is complete without a visit.
For a small fee, you can also visit the museum inside and enjoy stunning city views from a viewing platform located in the statue’s kufi cap (kofia).
Keep an eye out online for nightlife events. Partying at the feet of this eye-catching monument is a great experience.