Top things to do in Benin City

Area in Benin City

Brass Casters Street

On the Unesco-protected Brass Casters St, sculptors reviving the 'lost-wax' sculpture technique can show you their works in progress and sell you one to take home: there are small ornaments as well as hugely impress…
Museum in Benin City

National Museum

The National Museum has displays of beautiful brasses. There are photographs of pieces which were stolen by the British during the sacking and destruction of the city and are now displayed in the British Museum.
Cultural in Benin City

Igue Festival

Held in Benin City, usually in the first half of December, this festival has traditional dances, a mock battle and a procession to the palace to reaffirm loyalty to the oba. It marks the harvest of the first new yam…
Gallery in Benin City

Revelation Tourist Palazzo

The totally bizarre Revelation Tourist Palazzo has simulations of slave markets, rituals, ancestral shrines, and odd punitive practices. It's the creation of an eccentric university professor.