Palais de la République, Dakar

Palais de la République, Dakar (must see)

Palais de la République is a historic building which served as the home of the General Governor of the French West Africa federation and is now the home of the president of Dakar. The construction of the palace started in 1902 under the order of Gaston Doumergue. The palace was built in Neo-Classical style, topped with a tower inspired by the Trocadero of the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. The construction of the palace lasted 5 years and on 28 June 1907 it was inaugurated as the Government Palace. With the success of the last governor Pierre Messmer during 1958-1959, the palace underwent many renovations, these giving the palace its current appearance.

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Palais de la République on Map

Sight Name: Palais de la République
Sight Location: Dakar, Senegal (See walking tours in Dakar)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Dakar, Senegal

Create Your Own Walk in Dakar

Create Your Own Walk in Dakar

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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
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