History November 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

Top 8 Historic Sites You Must Visit in Angola

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi November 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

November 23, 2016 at 11:00 am | History

Palacio de Ferro

Palacio de Ferro. Photo Credit: Pinterest

Palacio de Ferro

Also known as the “Iron Palace,” the Palacio de Ferro is a monumental building located in Luanda, Angola. It is believed to have been built in the 1890s by – or by someone associated with – Gustave Eiffel,  a Portuguese builder of some of the world’s most iconic structures, including the Eiffel Tower in France and the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The building is currently undergoing renovations, with funding from Brazilian construction companies and profits from Angola’s booming oil trade. It’s considered a symbol of the city’s rebirth and will soon be turned into a diamond museum or a restaurant, according to the country’s Ministry of Culture.

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