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Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo: 4:03pm On Jan 08, 2016
Lagos /ˈleɪɡɒs/[10] (Yoruba: Èkó) is a conurbation in the Nigerian state of Lagos. Often regarded as a city, it is the largest city in Nigeria and the African continent. Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and also one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. Lagos is a major financial centre in Africa; the mega city has the highest GDP, and also houses one of the largest and busiest ports on the continent.

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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo: 4:05pm On Jan 08, 2016
The Civic Centre
The Civic centre with its three banqueting rooms (Grand Banquet Hall, Panoramic View Hall, Floating Restaurant), and two Meeting Rooms, offer breathtaking hospitality and service complete with incomparable value for money. This new centre boasts the latest state-of-the-art facilities with in-house technology partners offering infra-red simultaneous translation systems and wireless internet broadband connectivity (Wi-Fi) as well as video conferencing that can connect all our halls. All Halls are standard with projector, screen and microphones at no additional Charge.



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo: 4:08pm On Jan 08, 2016
Third Mainland Bridge
The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Eko and Carter bridges. It is the longest bridge in Africa. The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi express way and Lagos-Ibadan express way, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. There is also a link midway through the bridge that leads to the Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and opened by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990; it measures about 11.8km in length.



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo: 4:10pm On Jan 08, 2016
Badagry
Founded in the early 15th century on a lagoon off the Gulf of Guinea, its protected harbour led to the town becoming a key port in the export of slaves to the Americas, which were mainly to Salvador, Bahia in Brazil. From the 1840s, following the suppression of the slave trade, Badagry declined significantly, but became a major site of Christian mission work. In 1863, the town was annexed by the United Kingdom and incorporated into the Lagos colony. In 1901, it became a part of Nigeria. Badagry subsists largely on fishing and agriculture,and maintains a small museum of slavery. This is the first storey building in Nigeria, overlooking the Marina waterfront. It was built in 1842 by the missionaries.

The Badagry Black Heritage Museum housed in the former district officer’s office built in 1863, holds hundreds of artifacts and historical relics that chronicle more than 300 years of the movement of slaves through Lagos. From the early 1500s, Badagry was one of many trading and transport areas in West Africa for slaves being shipped off to America—it is estimated that roughly 550,000 African slaves passed through this area.







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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo: 4:11pm On Jan 08, 2016
Eko Hotel and Suites
Eko Hotel & Suites is the most prestigious international hotel in Lagos, strategically positioned near the heart of Nigeria’s economic activity. Built on the exclusive Victoria Island, the Hotel is spread over three buildings and has spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Kuramo Lagoon. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and magnificent African landscaping, Eko Hotel & Suites is the place to stay when in Lagos for business or for recreation.



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo: 4:13pm On Jan 08, 2016
Federal Palace Hotel
Hotel built in 1960, Last complete renovation 2008, Number of floors 4, Total number of rooms 146, Number of double rooms 146, Rooms with connecting door 16, Number of suites (separate rooms) 12, Hotel. The federal palace hotel with its casinos, restaurants and bars is a place to hangout with friends and meet new people. However be prepared to spend good money as this place doesn’t come cheap.



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo: 4:17pm On Jan 08, 2016
Freedom Park, Lagos
It represents a journey towards the greater goal; the triumph of humanity over all forms of tyranny, both political and social and the ultimate liberation of the human spirit from all that seeks to confine it.

The new FREEDOM PARK Lagos, formerly Old Broad Street Prison; (a colonial instrument of control and oppression) is now a peaceful place for individual and collective contemplation and interaction.

Dedicated to our Heroes past….

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Freedom Park is a Memorial and Leisure Park dedicated to the preserving the Lagos colonial heritage and history of the Old Board Street prison.

The park provides venues and the grounds for events and recreational entertainment,with relevant facilities like :• Open Air Stage

• Amphi-theatre
• Pergola Cell (internet booths)
• Skeletal Cells
• Food Court:
• Ponds and Fountains
• Historical Statues
• Museum Complex
- Historical displays
-Souvenir shops
-Resource centre
-Court yard
- Cells Units.
• Wole Soyinka Art Gallery





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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo: 4:20pm On Jan 08, 2016
Iga Idungaran (Oba’s Palace)
The palatial residence of the local monarch, the Oba of Lagos. Located to the North of Lagos Island, on Upper King Street, this magnificent building dates back to 300 years ago. Iga Idungaran is the Oba’s Palace for Lagos Monarch. The newly renovated palace combine modern architectural show piece and acient Yoruba artifacts. Historic moments and monuments of Lagos tradition is available at the palace. Iga Idungaran is one of the most important historical sites in Lagos and is the official residence for the Oba of Lagos. An important part of the structure was built by the Portuguese in 1705. The building has been expanded and renovated in stages to keep it in good condition. Tourists who want to explore the palace can ask the Secretary of the Oba of Lagos for permission.

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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo: 4:21pm On Jan 08, 2016
Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
A world class Hotel located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Lagos. It has an ocean view lounge and lovely rooms. Found on the banks of upscale Victoria Island, the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, V.I. affords guests with beautiful views of the up-and-coming city and the lovely Lagos Lagoon. The hotel’s position is well suited for business travelers and pleasure seekers alike because of its proximity to corporate headquarters, banking districts, consulates and attractions like Bar Beach and several shopping malls. Choose from our 170 rooms and suites styled by Swedish designer Christian Lundwall, each with Free high-speed, wireless Internet, air conditioning and great views of the lagoon or the city. Dine on international cuisine or local dishes from Lagos at the hotel’s Voyage Restaurant, savor a meal outside on the terrace at Surface Bar & Grill and sip your favorite mixed drink while looking over the lagoon at the hotel’s bar The View. Stay in shape with our well-equipped fitness center, and let all your stress melt away in our wellness area, which offers a massage room, steam room and outdoor infinity pool. For event planners, we offer 6 versatile meeting facilities that can host business events, weddings and other special occasions.



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:27pm On Jan 08, 2016
Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
A world class Hotel located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Lagos. It has an ocean view lounge and lovely rooms. Found on the banks of upscale Victoria Island, the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, V.I. affords guests with beautiful views of the up-and-coming city and the lovely Lagos Lagoon. The hotel’s position is well suited for business travelers and pleasure seekers alike because of its proximity to corporate headquarters, banking districts, consulates and attractions like Bar Beach and several shopping malls.

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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:27pm On Jan 08, 2016
National Museum, Lagos
The National Museum Lagos is now over fifty years old, having been established just before Nigeria achieved full independence from the United Kingdom in 1960. It has one of the most significant collections of West African antiquities in the world. Lord Cultural Resources was asked by the Ford Foundation to facilitate a retreat for the National Museum to identify the vision for a revitalized museum in terms of its role and impact in Nigeria, West Africa and the world at large.



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:28pm On Jan 08, 2016
National Arts Theatre, Lagos
Built and commissioned in 1977, this edifice is one of Nigeria’s most culturally significant entertainment spots. The theatre although not well managed is however a beauty to behold, with its many rooms and halls as well as spacious and serene environment, this place is ideal for weekend visits and public holiday relaxation. The national arts theatre is located in Iganmu.



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:29pm On Jan 08, 2016
Club Quilox ,Victoria Island, Lagos
Immersed in an exquisite Red, Gold and Black theme, Quilox is your one-stop hub for grandee relaxation and nightlife activity. Get addicted to the magical moments, electrifying vibes, extraordinary hang outs and late-night clubbing guaranteed to leave you asking for more.



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:31pm On Jan 08, 2016
Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki
The palms shopping mall is by far the most sophisticated shopping center in Lagos Nigeria with world class facilities, shops and malls that could leave you gasping for breathe. I respect the luxury and neatness of this place. Of course just like the silverbird galleria, the Palms center has cinemas and other lifestyle shops but it is by far a classy place in a world of its own. Virtually anything under the sun can be bought here. The Palms is located in Lekki area of Lagos.





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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:32pm On Jan 08, 2016
Silverbird Cinema and Galleria
The silverbird Galleria is a one stop shopping center with many modern shopping facilities. It is a relaxation center with the very best of entertainment and lifestyle services on offer. For instance one of Nigeria’s leading cinema companies, the silverbird cinemas is located in the multi purpose building. It has a very large space on the ground floor on which various events hold on a day to day basis such as dance competitions, parties and other forms of amusement. There are other notable activities you could find at this place such as bowling, bookstores, boutiques and a host of others. Of course the quality of service at this place is world class. The silverbird galleria can be found at Ahmadu Bello way in Victoria Island.



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:33pm On Jan 08, 2016
Tinubu Square
Nigerian businesswoman and patriot, after whom a prominent Lagos landmark, “Tinubu Square,” is named. She lived in the 19th century and was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Western Nigeria, to a trading family. Tinubu square is by Broad street, CMS, Marina – and the Brazilian quarters in Lagos Island (Campos, is just a stone throw from there).



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:36pm On Jan 08, 2016
Lekki Conservation center, Lagos, Nigeria.
Run by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, this centre has a huge tract of wetlands set aside for wildlife viewing. Raised walkways enable you to see monkeys, crocodiles and various birds; early morning is the best time to visit. There is a conservation centre and a library.





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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:37pm On Jan 08, 2016
Tafawa Balewa Square
Named for Nigeria's first prime minister, this is Lagos' commercial heart and has some remarkable monuments. They include statues of gargantuan horses, the Remembrance Arcade (with memorials to WWI, WWII and civil-war victims) and the 26-storey Independence House, built in 1963.



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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:39pm On Jan 08, 2016
Kalakuta Republic Museum
Legendary musician Fela Kuti's former house and revolutionary headquarters is now a fascinating museum with everything intact from Fela's bedroom to his underwear. Breath deep and you may even catch a high. The home of the late Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti which has now been turned into a museum was opened to the public at an inauguration ceremony in Lagos yesterday.





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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:40pm On Jan 08, 2016
Nike Art Gallery
One of Nigeria's most important artists, Nike Davies-Okundaye, runs this enormous gallery full of contemporary and traditional Nigerian arts. Nike herself is practically an incarnation of love and beauty, which is reflected in this astonishing four-storey space. If you're lucky she'll be there and may grace you with a new Yoruba name. Cultural tours to other Yoruba towns can be arranged through the gallery.

Artist and Designer Nike Davies Okundaye invites you to visit her Nigeria, an ancient culture that thrives in modern cities, a world that moves easily between talking drums and the internet. Nike has given workshops on traditional Nigerian textiles to audiences in the US and Europe during the past 20 years. While she is known for her colorful batik and paintings that offers a modernist gloss on traditional themes, she was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying practiced in her native village of Ogidi in Western Nigeria. Her fame as an artist and teacher has taken her all over the globe. Now, she invites you to visit her in Nigeria and immerse yourself in African tradition.





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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by YorubaParapo1: 4:41pm On Jan 08, 2016
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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by fabulous660(m): 4:44pm On Jan 08, 2016
hmmmm Lagos.... a wonderful place to be.

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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by deeswagger: 5:37pm On Jan 08, 2016
Eko akete, ile ogbon.... Ko ma so ibi ti a o fi eko we, rara...

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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by LOC1(m): 5:38pm On Jan 08, 2016
On point. Some of my remarkable memories are associated with most of these places.

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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by DullardBuhari(m): 5:39pm On Jan 08, 2016
Lol
Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by tobex23(m): 5:40pm On Jan 08, 2016
Lagos leads....
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Others follow

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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by Cokwologu(m): 5:41pm On Jan 08, 2016
a nice piece of write up, lagos state is just like new york city

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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by wilsonbright: 5:41pm On Jan 08, 2016
Interesting
Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by nerdymufasa(m): 5:41pm On Jan 08, 2016
If not 4 d population

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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by BoroBian: 5:41pm On Jan 08, 2016
Cool, grin
Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by Toeyoursea(m): 5:42pm On Jan 08, 2016
We still have a lot of work to do in terms of maintenance.

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Re: Interesting Places And Tourist Attractions In Lagos by crispydee: 5:43pm On Jan 08, 2016
Beautiful

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