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Togo's capital – once dubbed “the pearl of West Africa” – may be a shadow of its former self, but it retains a charm and nonchalance. You'll probably appreciate its human scale and unexpected treats and gems: from tasty maquis (street-side eatery) food to colorful markets and palm-fringed boulevards.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Lomé.