The colonial town design of Bangui has been preserved, with broad boulevards leading to the central market place. Boganda Museum, Bangui Zoo, and the Presidential Palace, previously the Bokassa Palace, are among Bangui’s attractions. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui is headquartered at Notre-Dame Cathedral. Traditional musical instruments, weaponry, rural architectural characteristics, historical hunting equipment, ceramics, and religious relics are on exhibit in the Boganda Museum (Musée de Boganda). It features a collection of bark cloth, the material that Bokassa’s bed was covered with.
A number of hotels meet international standards. On the outskirts, the Ledger Plaza Bangui bills itself as a five-star hotel with an outdoor pool and tennis court. The National Hotel, which has 30 rooms, first opened its doors in 1970. The Golf Palace Hotel, the Hotel du Centre with 72 rooms, JM Residence, the Oubangui Hotel, which opened in 1985, and Hotel Somba with 23 rooms are all worth mentioning.