Sights in Malabo

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Malabo sights alone are enough to bring the casual traveler to the largest city and the capital of Equatorial Guinea in Africa. The city sits on the island of Bioko and boasts beautiful sunsets and old world setting. Streets remain largely unpaved, and the feel is uniquely colonial. The city itself is formed on top of a sunken volcano, leaving rich soil behind. This leads to lush lands and a beautiful landscape. Here are a few of the must-see sights you'll want to take in during your next visit.

Independence Place

Found in the heart of the city, while you're here you'll want to make sure to plan a stop at the colonial cathedral. Many Spanish era buildings still stand and surround the cathedral, taking you on a journey back through time. Other buildings of note in the cities heart include the government building and the court house.

Biodiversity Protection Program

This building hosts all sorts of educational programs for those seeking a deeper understanding of bio-diversity. A key component to the programs revolves around the need to control the Bushmeat trade. Many programs here are funded by grants from the International Primate Protection League. The building is centrally located, making it an easy meeting place. Once here, a guide inside can help you arrange a sight seeing tour for other areas on the island.

Equatorial Guiena National University

The University itself dates back to the time of Spanish governance. The influence of that era is still felt with colonial architecture and a central lawn on which classrooms are arranged around. The University has evolved with the country, however, and also features newer buildings to the southern side of the campus. A stop here ties together the rich history and modern advances of the country.

Luba and Riaba

Taking a day trip to either of these locations will give you a chance to take in scenery along the road to a crater lake or one of the beautiful beaches each location boasts. There are also several bars and restaurants along the way, providing a festive setting. You should beware of diving into the sea or taking a mountain hike while in one of these cities or in any part of Malabo. There is a wealth of dangerous snakes in the mountains, and sharks can take to the sea during certain times of the year. It is best to ask a guide before going too far off the beaten path.

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butter palace

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this is a great place to eat butter.

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The Void of Nothingness

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The Void of Nothingness is a black hole filled with nothing interesting that students like to visit when they are doing research projects on Malabo.

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