Must-see attractions in Monrovia

  • A pool at the abandoned Ducor Hotel, once the most prominent hotels in Monrovia, Liberia

    Hotel Ducor


    Originally built by the now-defunct Pan Am Airlines, this former luxury hotel and site of key political meetings is now a decayed but stunning colonial…

  • Waterside Market, looking north down Randall Street. In Monrovia, Liberia.

    Waterside Market


    Chaotic Waterside Market offers almost everything for sale, including colourful textiles, shoes, leather goods and pottery, all with a dose of foul smells…

  • A photo taken on September 27, 2017 shows the National Museum of Liberia established during the presidency of William Tubman in 1958.  / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA ALDEHUELA        (Photo credit should read CRISTINA ALDEHUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Liberia National Museum


    The museum's collection was depleted during the war years, but renovations (always ongoing) have created space for photo and art exhibitions as well as…

  • EJ Roye building


    Once the most important structure in the capital, this 10-storey building fell into ruin during the Liberian coup. Attempts to rebuild have, so far, not…

  • Silver Beach


    This pretty beach is fun and relatively easy to get to, plus it's home to the best beach snack joint in the area. It's located about 15km southeast of…

  • First United Methodist Church


    You might spot President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf attending a Sunday service here. The church is open to the public.

  • Thinker's Beach


    This popular beach gets crowded on weekends and is known as the party beach. It's about 17km south of Monrovia.

  • Providence Island


    There isn't much to mark the spot where freed American slaves first disembarked, but the government is planning to turn Providence Island into a…

  • Executive Mansion


    This sprawling, eight-storey semicircular structure is the Liberian president's home and holds the offices of the executive staff and other political…

  • Monument to JJ Roberts


    This monument is an ode to JJ Roberts, Liberia's first president. The structure is a tall rectangle with a statue of Roberts standing in front

  • Masonic Temple


    While not open to the general public, this Freemason structure is worth strolling past to see its impressive architectural details.

  • Rivoli Cinema


    This old gem of a building shows mainly Bollywood movies.