Guinea-Bissau attractions

National Park in Ilha de Orango

Parque Nacional das Ilhas de Orango

Though it consists of several other islands (Ilha de Imbone, Ilha de Orangozinho, Ilha de Canogo and Ilha de Meneque), the heart of Parque Nacional das Ilhas de Orango is its namesake, Ilha de Orango. Travellers kno…
Nature Reserve in Buba

Parque Natural das Lagoas de Cufada

Sandwiched between the Buba and Corubal Rivers, this 890-sq-km park is the largest wetlands reserve in Guinea-Bissau. Kayaking across placid waters on an early morning amid twittering birds (there are an estimated 2…
Arts Centre in Quinhámel


An inspiring community project that introduces visitors to the traditions of the Papel people. Pano de pente, symbolic weavings made by Papel men on large makeshift looms, are used in a variety of ceremonies and rit…
Museum in Ilha de Bubaque

Bubaque Museum

Houses a collection of masks, sculptures and other ritual objects collected by an Italian missionary
Fortress in Bissau

Fortaleza d'Amura

Surrounded by imposing, if decomposing stone walls, this fort, originally built in 1753, is the headquarters of the Guinean military and off-limits to visitors. After dark, exercise caution when walking past the for…
Palace in Bissau

Presidential Palace

The newly renovated presidential palace dominates Praça dos Heróis Nacionais at the northern end of Av Amílcar Cabral. Damaged during the civil war, its graceful, neoclassical facade now incorporates modern features…
Monument in Bissau

Pidjiguiti Monument

Three separate monuments to martyrs of the 1959 Pidjiguit Massacre when striking dockworkers were killed by the colonial police force. August 3rd, the day of the event, is a national holiday. There's also a bust of …
Museum in Bafatá

Home Museum of Amílcar Cabral

Not really worth a visit except for its historical value as the birthplace of Guinea-Bissau's independence leader Amílcar Cabral (1924–1973). Might need to rustle someone up to let you in.
Notable Building in Bissau

Assembleia Ministério da justiça

Greco-Roman-style building housing the Ministry of Justice.
Church in Bissau

Bissau Cathedral

Designed by a Portuguese architect and built in 1945.