Brazzaville attractions

Viewpoint in Brazzaville

La Corniche

This wonderful modernised embankment is a great place for a stroll, and affords fantastic views over the Congo River to Kinshasa, looming in the distance. La Corniche ends at the massive Pont du 15 août 1960, a bran…
Viewpoint in Brazzaville

Les Rapides

These wide and powerful rapids on the Congo River can be viewed on the outskirts of Brazzaville. Most people observe the rapids from the nearby bar Site Touristique Les Rapides, but the best viewing is at the other …
Cathedral in Brazzaville

Basilique Sainte-Anne

This modernist 1949 building was the crowning achievement of French architect Roger Erell, who was known for fusing Western architectural ideas with local building techniques. It's easily one of the city's most stri…
Memorial in Brazzaville

Brazza Memorial

The body of Italian-French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, who founded the settlement that became Brazzaville, was returned to Congo in 2006 and is interred in this gleaming memorial. Outside there's a statue o…
Market in Brazzaville

Marché Total

Brazza's biggest market, in the neighbourhood of Bacongo, Marché Total sells everything from technological wonders and caterpillars to monkeys and Congolese fabrics.
Landmark in Brazzaville

Hôtel de Ville

Brazzaville's modernist city hall has an enviable location just by the Congo River, and anyone who has spent time in France will notice the unmistakable official font of the French government in evidence here.
Market in Brazzaville

Marché Poto-Poto

This sprawling and chaotic market in the heart of one of Brazza's busiest residential neighbourhoods is a good place to wander and see locals food shopping.
Landmark in Brazzaville

Palais du Peuple

Heavily guarded and best not approached or photographed, this is the residence of Congo's long-term president, Denis Sassou N'Guesso.
Market in Brazzaville

Marché Touristique

Sift through all the tat at Brazzaville's tourist market and you'll find some decent weavings and woodcarvings.
Cathedral in Brazzaville

Cathédrale Sacré-Cœur

Built in 1892, this is the oldest surviving cathedral in Central Africa.