Take a dive into the Atlantic Ocean
Sandaga market is in the heart of town, a big two-storey building built in 1935. It brings to mind the Sudanese Arabic buildings in Timbuktu. The “citadel” is lined with kiosks and shops often with cutting-edge electrical appliances, fabric, sold in bulk or retail, clothes…
The Island of Ngor
The Place du Souvenir
The National Park of the Magdalen Islands
Being the smallest marine park in the world, the archipelago is also the home of thousands of marine birds and made it their rest and breeding places mainly the nesting colonies of great cormorants, ospreys, peregrine falcons, black birds, magpies. Sarpan Island is the only one you can visit in the archipelago and accessible via the magnificent Hubert creek where swimming is so good. For those who loves quiet and nature, it’s the ideal place for hiking and scuba diving.
The African Renaissance Monument
Ranked as one of the highest monument in the world, this work is an impressive bronze and copper statue of 52 m which represents a couple and a child. From the top, you can admire the whole town in 360 degree mode against the backdrop of the sunset which makes the show amazing.
The Museum of African Art
Also called Théodore Monod after the name of his founder, the Museum is housed in the former headquarter of the General Administration of French West Africa (FWA) built in 1931. One of the oldest museums of the African continent, the latter features an important art collection of about 10.000 works among which, masks, statues, paintings, jewels, traditional musical instruments. Handcrafts are also exhibited: pottery, ceramics, basketry and textile. You will discover at the same time re-enactments of initiation ceremonies of traditional daily life which represent the rich cultural heritage of West Africa.