Culture December 12, 2019 at 03:30 pm

A look at Senegal’s monuments that pay homage to the African continent

Ama Nunoo December 12, 2019 at 03:30 pm

December 12, 2019 at 03:30 pm | Culture

The African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal
Climb the 198 stairs to view the capital from the Renaissance Monument in Dakar | Photo: Friedrich Stark / Alamy Stock Photo

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.


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