Tafawa Balewa Square


Named for Nigeria's first prime minister, this is Lagos' commercial heart and has some remarkable monuments. They include statues of gargantuan horses, the Remembrance Arcade (with memorials to WWI, WWII and civil-war victims) and the 26-storey Independence House, built in 1963.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lagos attractions

1. National Museum

0.13 MILES

The museum has some amazing artefacts, though the presentation is a little dishevelled. The Cycle of Life exhibit explores traditional Nigerian life, from…

7. St John's Church

1.06 MILES

More than 160 years old, this is one of the most venerable Anglican churches in Nigeria.