Independence Square, Accra

Independence Square, Accra (must see)

Independence Square (also known as "Black Star Square") is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ghana. It was built in 1961 and it contains monuments to Ghana's independence struggle, including the Independence Arch, Black Star Gate, and the Liberation Day Monument. The Independence Square is the second largest City Square in the world after the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. With a capacity of about 30,000 people, the Black Star Square is a site for Ghana's Independence Day parades which falls on the 6th of March every year and for all major national public gatherings and national festivals.

As of 2011, the Independence Arch is guarded by several soldiers who prohibit people of taking close up pictures of the Arch and asking visitors for official permission, but you are free to take pictures of the area. There is also a fascinating view of the Guinea Gulf.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Independence Square on Map

Sight Name: Independence Square
Sight Location: Accra, Ghana
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Accra, Ghana

Create Your Own Walk in Accra

Create Your Own Walk in Accra

Creating your own self-guided walk in Accra 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.
Accra Waterfront Walking Tour

Accra Waterfront Walking Tour

Accra, the capital of Ghana, sitting on the Gulf of Guinea coast in West Africa, is a charming city renowned for its golden sand beaches and bustling nightlife. Wandering along its coastline, enjoying the Atlantic breeze, you will find alongside many entertainment venues a number of historic sites as well. The most prominent of them, undoubtedly, is the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park commemorating...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Central Accra Walk

Central Accra Walk

Accra is one of the most popular destinations in Western Africa. It has a lot of unique attractions to visit. The National Museum will teach you about the history and culture of this city. It also has several well preserved forts dating back to the British colonization period. Shopping at local markets is a great pleasure. Take the following tour to discover the wonderful city of Accra!

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 Km or 4.4 Miles