Must see attractions in Bissau

  • Sights 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 fort, which is off the southern end of Av Pansau Na Isna, and the area close to the port.

  • Sights 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. Security is suspicious of photographers aiming for a close-up.

  • Sights 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 Amílcar Cabral in the square.

  • Sights in Bissau

    Bissau Cathedral

    Designed by a Portuguese architect and built in 1945.