Cathédrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, Dakar

Cathédrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, Dakar

Cathédrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar is the largest religious space in Dakar. Built on the site of an ancient cemetery, the cathedral was consecrated by Cardinal Verdier in February 1936. Its Sudan-style towers, Byzantine domes and Sudan sandstone are combined with English granite, creating of the cathedral a splendid landmark. The cathedral is topped with a large dome distinctive for its 20 windows in Greek style. Its entrance features the inscription "To the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus the Savior."

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Cathédrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar on Map

Sight Name: Cathédrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar
Sight Location: Dakar, Senegal (See walking tours in Dakar)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Dakar, Senegal

Create Your Own Walk in Dakar

Create Your Own Walk in Dakar

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dakar is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Dakar Introduction Walking Tour II

Dakar Introduction Walking Tour II

The city of Dakar, capital of Senegal, is a home to many notable sights, most of which are clustered in the Downtown area, including religious sites, such as the Grand Mosque with its towering minaret; a number of museums, including Dakar's largest Musée Théodore Monod displaying cultural artifacts illustrating diversity of Senegalese traditions and history; and more. On this walking tour...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Dakar Introduction Walking Tour I

Dakar Introduction Walking Tour I

The city of Dakar, capital of Senegal, is a home to many notable sights, most of which are clustered in the Downtown area, including government buildings, art galleries, historic squares and a railway station. On this walking tour you have a chance to explore some of the top attractions of Downtown Dakar.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles