Sights in Accra

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Independance Square

Independance Square

Ragna Meul

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The grave of W. E. B. Du Bois

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The American-born civil rights leader who spent his last years in Accra.

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Nkrumah Mausoleum

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hornplayers (Nrumah Mausoleum)
hornplayers (Nrumah Mausoleum)
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This is the grave of Kwame Nrumah (the first Ghanaian president) placed in a quiete nice park together with a small museum about his life. It's located right next to the Arts Centre.

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Independance Square

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Independance Square
Independance Square
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Memorial to three Ghanaians who were shot during colonial times. At national holidays, including "May Day" (first of May) and the independance day (6th of March) ceremonies and parades are held here.

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The Art Centre

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A large "market" with stalls selling arts & crafts from Ghana. You could buy very fine wood carvings, drums, and several types of colourfull cloth, including the Ashante kente. However, prices could be a multiple of what you find elsewhere in Ghana, so bargain hard! Appart from the drummakers there are not much demonstrations of how all this beauty is created. If you also plan to visit Kumasi, the Cultural Centre there is by far superior to this.

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Osu Castle

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Osu Castle
Osu Castle
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This castle is somewhat comparable to the castles in Elmina and Cape coast, but unfortunately you can't just walk up to it for a visit. Inside this historical monument the Ghanaian ministery holds his meetings. You can enter as a tourist if you make a reservation. It welcomes people from all ages and races. Please visit!

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address:Osu (at the end of Cantoments Road, at the seaside)

National Museum

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One of the best collections in West Africa—allow at least two hours.

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The tropical gardens

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Makola Market

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Makola Market is located in the Greater Accra area.  It is the continent's most colorful and attractive places to visit.  It's a modern open-air market where women come and sell their goods.   You will not be disappointed. 

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The University of Ghana, Legon

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The University of Ghana is the perfect showpiece of Japanese architecture in a tropical setting.  This building is also where you'll be able to see the students roaming around.

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