The Palais du Peuple (People's Palace) is home to DRC's legislature, made up of the National Assembly and Senate. It is not open to the public.

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Nearby Kinshasa attractions

1. Nôtre Dame Cathedral

0.82 MILES

Built under Belgian rule in 1947, this brick cathedral is one of Kinshasa's most important religious buildings.

2. Académie des Beaux-Arts

0.98 MILES

This regarded art school has loads of sculpture around the grounds, and you can often see students and professors at work.

3. Marché Central

1.63 MILES

This one of the largest markets in Central Africa, and is worth visiting for the intrepid. Watch your belongings (better still, bring nothing with you at…

4. Église Ste Anne

2.31 MILES

Part of a large missionary compound, the Église Ste Anne is Kinshasa's main Catholic church.

5. Laurent Kabila's Tomb


This tomb of former president Laurent Kabila (1939-2001) is worth seeing, although reaching it involves passing through several layers of security in the…

6. Palais de la Nation

2.59 MILES

Built in 1956 as the official residence of the Belgian governor general in Kinshasa, the Palais de la Nation was where Congo's first president, Patrick…

7. La Corniche

4.01 MILES

This wonderful modernised embankment is a great place for a stroll, and affords fantastic views over the Congo River to Kinshasa, looming in the distance…

8. Musée National de Kinshasa

4.03 MILES

This amazing ethnographic archive comprising some 45,000 objects has been waiting patiently for its new home, a US$10 million prestige investment from…