Monument de la Renaissance
The 49-metre-high (161-foot-high) bronze statue is the tallest monument in Africa and emerges over the Dakar horizon from its hilltop sit in the west of the city. The Monument de la Renaissance popularly called the ‘Monument’ by locals and rightly so is the country’s most contentious tribute.
Many believe it was not needed and too much of the country’s money was invested into putting it up. It cost $27 million to put it up and it was done by North Koreans. It is a great place to get a nice view of the entire capital but only after you’ve scaled its 198 steps.