Jardin Botanique


The Botanical Garden is more a semi-wild patch of tropical forest rather than a botanical garden. It's a nice place for a relaxed walk under the kapok trees, but even though entry is technically free the soldiers at the entrance gate will 'suggest' you take one of them as an armed escort – for which you pay a negotiable fee…

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1. Grande Mosquée

0.21 MILES

Seeing worshippers flock to Conakry's impressive Grande Mosquée on a Friday is amazing. Built in 1984, the mosque is a striking building that accommodates…

2. Jardin 2 Octobre

0.66 MILES

Jardin 2 Octobre is a large park that contains a well-maintained children's playground. For those without little people in tow it's a calm break from the…

3. Centre d'Art Acrobatique Keita Fodeba


The Centre d'Art Acrobatique Keita Fodeba is perhaps the single most amazing experience in Guinea. Every weekday morning scores of acrobats spin, twirl…

4. Musée National

2.44 MILES

The Musée National has a modest collection of masks, statues and musical instruments, many of which are used in religious or mystical ceremonies.

5. Cathédrale Sainte-Marie

2.45 MILES

Conakry's dwindling Christian population almost manages to fill the pews of the red and yellow Cathédrale Sainte-Marie each Sunday morning. Construction…

6. Cimetière de Boulbinet

2.63 MILES

The shady Cimetière de Boulbinet reveals something of the harshness of life for the European colonialists who came to this humid and once mosquito…

7. Palais Mohammed V

2.66 MILES

Destroyed in a bombardment by mutinous troops in 1996, the former Palais des Nations was renovated, re-opened and re-christened the Palais Mohammed V …