What to see in Abidjan

Abidjan Attractions

Abidjan is not known as a tourist Mecca, but there are a couple of interesting sites to visit while in the city. It is a spread out city made up of a handful of districts but a good place to start a tour (probably the only place) is Le Plateau. Starting at Laza De la Republique and heading into the Tourist Information centre in the Air Ivoire Building will give you a good idea of what can be seen in Adidjan. From there walk up Blvd De la Republique. You will pass the flea market on the left hand side of the road and places to eat, but make sure to take some water with you.

Stay on this road and you will pass the Stadium and it will evenly curve around to the left leaving you at the Cathedral St. Paul. This modern imposing Cathedral is certainly one of the major landmarks in Abidjan. Built in honour of the Pope in 1985, the architecture is meant to symbolize the form of Jesus, though with hints of elephant tusks, the symbol of Cote D'Ivoire. The National museum is a short walk from the Cathedrale. You could make a day of this or at least half of one if you take your time.

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