Place de l'Indépendance

sights / Squares & plazas

Lonely Planet review

Dakar's central Place de l'Indépendance is the beating heart of the city. Symmetrically laid out and home to countless cars, crooks and 1960s concrete blocks, the square also contains majestic colonial buildings, including the Gouvernance (governor's office) and the Chambre de commerce (chamber of commerce).