Kano attractions

Museum in Kano

Gidan Makama Museum

Stands on the site of the original emir's palace (the modern one sits opposite) and is a wonderful example of traditional Hausa architecture. The museum has a fascinating photographic history of Kano, and displays o…
Market in Kano

Kurmi Market

With thousands of stalls in a 16-hectare area, Kurmi Market is one of the largest markets in Africa and is the city's main attraction. It's a centre for African crafts, including gold, bronze and silver work, and al…
Landmark in Kano

Kofar Dye Pits

Away from the throng are the Kofar Dye Pits, where indigo cloth has been dyed for hundreds of years. Finished cloth is for sale, starting from around N1500 according to the design.
Museum in Kano

Gidan Dan Hausa

A museum in a beautifully restored traditional house showcasing regional crafts and ceremonial costumes.