Sights in Abidjan

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Abidjan Sights include the top destinations in Abidjan that you must visit. Your trip to Abidjan will not be as fun as what you think if you will not have the chance to see these superb places.

St. Paul Cathedral

St. Paul Cathedral is located at the Le Plateau. It is a huge figure of St.Paul that was designed by an Italian architect named Aldom Spiritom. This is among the main landmarks in Abidjan that was constructed in honor of the Pope in the year 1985. Inside the cathedral, you will see the beautiful and colorful stained glass windows that illustrate the stories of the Bible. The people in the images have black faces that represent the Africans. The cathedral is also surrounded by wonderful things that are worth a visit. Saint Paul Cathedral opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 7 in the evening.

The Magnificent La Pyramide

La Pyramide is a huge pyramid-shaped building located in the corner avenue of Ave Franchet d'Esperey and Rue Botreau-Roussel, Le Plateau. It is a high-rise building with 15 floors. La Pyramide was finished in the year 1973. This is an out-of-this world creation by an Italian architect named Rinaldo Olivieri.

Wonderful View at Cocody

Cocody is a place in Abidjan that you must visit. It is a 10-minute drive from the center of Abidjan. Cocody gives you a view of the entire area. Going to this place will make you understand the amazing design of St. Paul's Cathedral because it will make you realize that the shape of the cathedral symbolizes a human figure.

Shop at Treichville

Treichville is a place to visit if you want to experience more of “African.” You need to ride a boat, bus, or taxi from Le Plateau to reach this place. At the ferry terminal, you will see a lot of small shops and stalls where you can enjoy shopping. This place is safe to visit. However, to ensure your safety, it is better if you will stay near the ferry terminals and main roads and avoid strolling at night.

Relax at Banco National Park

Banco National Park is a soothing park at the north of Abidjan and is the major recreational center. This park has been proclaimed as a national park since 1953 and continues to advocate the preservation of both flora and fauna in their area. Banco National Park houses a variety of trees and shrubs from all throughout the country and some animals roam around the park.

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Palais de la Presidence

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National Museum

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The National Museum has an excellent collection of African art.

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Banco Park

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On the outskirts of town the Banco National Park preserves 7 500 acres/3 000 hectares of tropical rain forest. The park has picnic areas a restaurant and an arboretum (labels identify all the different varieties of trees).

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St.Paul's cathedral

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A modernistic building in the heart of the town.

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Cocody

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Drive through the Cocody district to see how the city’s middle class lives—the district’s striking (and expensive) homes and gardens have their own special charm.

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Zoo

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One of the best Zoos in Africa. It is located in the North-East edge of town.

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Hotel Ivoire

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The top tourist draw in the city is interestingly enough a hotel: The Hotel Ivoire houses a skating rink and casino along with a bowling alley movie theater tennis courts and a grocery store that’s stocked like a suburban Parisian supermarket.

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Treichville market

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At the huge market in the Treichville area thousands of merchants sell goods made by the country’s 60 ethnic groups.


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