Monrovia attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Monrovia

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 ruin. It is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.…
Market in Monrovia

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 and lots of noise. Haggle hard, smile, and embrace raw Monro…
Museum in Monrovia

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 the ethnic and historical exhibits. Check out founding father J…
Historic Building in Monrovia

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 materialised, but for now, even in its wrecked state, it's a s…
Beach in Monrovia

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 Monrovia (a US$12 charter taxi ride).
Church in Monrovia

First United Methodist Church

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

Thinker's Beach

This popular beach gets crowded on weekends and is known as the party beach. It's about 17km south of Monrovia.
Island in 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 historical attraction in future, though any firm dates are murky. It's…
Notable Building in Monrovia

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 staff. It's closed to the public.
Monument in Monrovia

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