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Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Opinionated: 11:07am On Feb 09, 2018


Many people rarely consider adding visits to historical buildings to their itinerary when they travel. Such visits can help them expand their knowledge and can also be a great way to reinforce lessons. Some of these historical buildings have hands-on exhibits and tours which add to the visitors’ experience. This said, Nigeria has no shortage of these historic buildings, sites and landmark. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency highlights some of the historical buildings to visit.

Mary Slessor House, Calabar



Built in the late 19th century, the Mary Slessor House once housed the iconic Scottish missionary Mary Slessor who was best known for stopping the killing of twins in Calabar. Rather than reside among her colleagues in the missionary quarters, she decided to stay among the Calabar people. The result of that decision is the Mary Slessor House in Ekenge, Calabar, which stands till today as a testament to her selfless service and courage.

First Presbyterian Church, Calabar

Calabar is an important tourist hub because of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean attracted attention from foreigners especially European missionaries and colonialists. The First Presbyterian Church in Nigeria was founded by Rev. Hope Masterton Waddell as early as 1846 and has endured as a lasting legacy of missionary work in Nigeria. It is also a wonderful place to visit.

Oba of Benin Palace, Edo

This ancient building was first constructed around the 13th century by Oba Ewedo of Benin and later rebuilt by his successor, Oba Eweka II in the 20th. This building is a symbol of the enduring legacies of one of the most powerful traditional kingdoms in Nigeria and indeed West Africa.

First Storey Building in Nigeria, Badagry

Widely reputed to be the first-storey building erected by foreigners in Nigeria, this building was once used as a primary school by the Methodist Church. Its foundations were laid by the famous missionary Henry Townsend in 1842 and completed in 1845 by Rev. Bernard Freeman and other notable missionaries. This historic building would later house the first African C.M.S (Church Missionary Society) bishop, Samuel Ajayi Crowther who translated the Bible from English to Yoruba.

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Nobody: 1:23pm On Feb 09, 2018
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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by WhoDeyThere(m): 1:24pm On Feb 09, 2018
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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by gentlepraise(m): 1:24pm On Feb 09, 2018
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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by onuwaje(m): 1:24pm On Feb 09, 2018
Nigeria is blessed with tourist attraction but we re too blind to see them cos we all want to jet out

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Tazz22(m): 1:24pm On Feb 09, 2018
shocked
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by tivta(m): 1:24pm On Feb 09, 2018
where are the others

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by oluwabless1: 1:25pm On Feb 09, 2018
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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by zillonnair(m): 1:25pm On Feb 09, 2018
nice
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by koolgee(m): 1:25pm On Feb 09, 2018
Okay, noted!
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by ReubenE(m): 1:25pm On Feb 09, 2018
Nice

The world is ever changing.
These buildings sometime ago were described as edifices

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Mologi(m): 1:25pm On Feb 09, 2018
KALAKUTA

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by agarawu23(m): 1:25pm On Feb 09, 2018
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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Eggcelent(m): 1:26pm On Feb 09, 2018
Cocoa House, Ibadan;

National Theatre, Lagos;

Benin Wall, Edo State;
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Chidexter(m): 1:27pm On Feb 09, 2018
onuwaje:
Nigeria is blessed with tourist attraction but we re too blind to see them cos we all want to jet out

Yah, like sambisa forest

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by freemanbubble: 1:27pm On Feb 09, 2018
yeah sure
as a bini boy i can attest to that of oba of Benin palace

Oba gha to okpere. Ise
the most feared and respected kingdom and oba in west Africa.

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by sotall(m): 1:27pm On Feb 09, 2018
Where are the pictures

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by scarletkinq(m): 1:27pm On Feb 09, 2018
the earlier u realise nothing good can come from dis country wen buhari is still the presidency the better for ur deranged self 0m
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Kachifo3: 1:28pm On Feb 09, 2018
Mary slessor home is in akpap okoyoung in odukpani not ekanga in calabar..

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Eastatlantaniqqa(m): 1:28pm On Feb 09, 2018
At Least I've Visited The First Story Building In Nigeria . In The That Same Compound You Will Find The First Well Dug In Nigeria . And Not Quite Far From That Area Is The Slave Trade River , Used To Export Slaves.

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Nobody: 1:29pm On Feb 09, 2018
onuwaje:
Nigeria is blessed with tourist attraction but we re too blind to see them cos we all want to jet out

Can you imagine the revenue that Nigeria could create from tourism if it was a country foreigners would not be scared to travel to?
How governments and people can destroy such a resourceful place is a mystery.
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by lilyheaven: 1:31pm On Feb 09, 2018
Please I want to see the buildings

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Kennitrust(m): 1:33pm On Feb 09, 2018
Na pictures of the building wey i want see
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by Nutase: 1:34pm On Feb 09, 2018
shocked
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by aamstih: 1:51pm On Feb 09, 2018
No be who don chop dey go do tourism?



onuwaje:
Nigeria is blessed with tourist attraction but we re too blind to see them cos we all want to jet out
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by HomeOfMe(f): 1:54pm On Feb 09, 2018
Smartphones and the internet have taken our attention from things like these and other recreational activities.
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by lastempero: 2:08pm On Feb 09, 2018
When countries around the world are busy showcasing their bullet train and their latest technology we are busy showcasing what oyibo men used in caging us and calling it tourist attraction.

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by MRAKBEE(m): 3:04pm On Feb 09, 2018
The mary slessor house is indeed a monument with great historical significance
Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by onuwaje(m): 3:19pm On Feb 09, 2018
Chidexter:


Yah, like sambisa forest

I have been to 14 States and all have something unique that draws people from far and wide no matter how little they may be and the most intriguing thing is dat u still find whites visiting

But our Ministry of Tourism what are they doing?

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Re: Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria by newslifeop: 3:37pm On Feb 09, 2018
Oh

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