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Sights & Landmarks In Abidjan

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Abidjan has been dubbed the “Paris of West Africa.” The city of Abidjan developed under the lengthy and steady administration of the Ivory Coast’s Godfather Felix Huphouet-Boigny. However, the city has suffered as a result of the city’s political insecurity and civil conflict during the last decade. Neglect, poor care of buildings and public spaces, and a major migration of immigrants have created a feeling of “lost grandeur” in the city. This is nowhere more evident than at the renowned Hotel Ivoire. Entering it is like going back in time to the 1960s; there have been no substantial renovations or modernisations to its interior or furnishings since its creation. Unfortunately, instead of turquoise seas, its enormous swimming pool has weeds growing on the bottom. The public zoo is quite lovely. It’s a lovely area with plenty of unusual creatures for just CFA 200, and it’s definitely worth it. Don’t forget to visit Bassam, Abidjan’s most popular beach.

  • National Museum (Musée National), 32 Boulevard Carde,   +225 20 222056.  
  • St Paul’s Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Paul d’Abidjan).
  • National Library of Côte d’Ivoire (Bibliothèque Nationale de Côte d’Ivoire), Boulevard Carde. 
  • Cocody Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art.  
  • Banco National Park (Parc national du Banco). A 30.00 km2 national park north of Abidjan with a variety of tropical uncommon woods (mahogany, avodirés, waffle wood, and others). There are a number of walking pathways and popular hiking areas.

How To Travel To Abidjan

BY PLAIN Abidjan is well-connected on a global scale, with daily flights on: Turkish Airlines from IstanbulAir France from ParisBrussels Airlines from BrusselsEmirates  from Dubai (via Accra, no change of aircraft)Air Nigeria (formerly Virgin Nigeria) from LagosKenya Airways  from Nairobi (also continues to Dakar on the same aircraft)Ethiopian Airlines  from Addis AbabaAir Ivoire is a...

How To Get Around In Abidjan

Because Abidjan is extremely spread out, walking might take a long time, and riding a bicycle is not the safest option (except nearer the water in Zone Quatre.) However, there are several ways to travel around by car. BY BUS There are various bus lines that run across the city. They are...

Districts & Neighbourhoods In Abidjan

Abidjan is divided into two halves (northern Abidjan and southern Abidjan), each having 10 official boroughs, or communes, led by a mayor. COMMUNES OF NORTHERN ABIDJAN Abobo is mostly made up of public housing. Abobo has a substantial population of low-income migrants. This region, on the other hand, arose on its...

Beaches in Abidjan

Abidjan, in the past was a coastal fishing village in Côte d'Ivoire. The completion of the Virdi Canal in 1951 allowed it to become a central sea port. The long period of economic boom witnessed by Abidjan gave it the nick name of Paris of Africa and made it...

Prices In Abidjan

MARKET / SUPERMARKET Milk1 liter$1.90Tomatoes1 kg$1.72Cheese0.5 kg$Apples1 kg$Oranges1 kg$Beer (domestic)0.5 l$Bottle of Wine1 bottle$8.00Coca-Cola2 liters$2.20Bread1 piece$0.72Water1.5 l$0.86 RESTAURANTS Dinner (Low-range)for 2$32.00Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$44.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$68.00Mac Meal or similar1 meal$11.00Water0.33 l$0.60Cappuccino1 cup$4.45Beer (Imported)0.33 l$5.60Beer (domestic)0.5 l$4.00Coca-Cola0.33 l$1.70Coctail drink1 drink$10.00 ENTERTAINMENT Cinema2 tickets$6.90Gym1 month$Men’s Haircut1 haircut$Theatar2 tickets$Mobile (prepaid)1 min.$0.18Pack of Marlboro1 pack$1.50 PERSONAL CARE Antibiotics1 pack$Tampons32 pieces$Deodorant50 ml.$4.30Shampoo400 ml.$4.50Toilet paper4 rolls$1.85Toothpaste1 tube$2.60 CLOTHES...

Food & Restaurants In Abidjan

There are several restaurants serving Ivorian cuisine, the majority of which are located on the sidewalk or on a tiny roadside patio. Make sure you inquire about the pricing before you sit down, so you don't have to have long debates about it afterwards when they attempt to overcharge...

Shopping In Abidjan

There are several options for a fantastic Abidjan Shopping spree in this Ivory Coast or Cote d'Ivorie metropolis. There are several shopping centers and shopping malls that provide a wide range of things and goods at varying costs. The finest option for purchasers is in Abidjan's markets, which include...

Nightlife In Abidjan

Overall, Abidjan's nightlife is regarded as one of the most vibrant in all of Africa. The neighborhood is densely packed with nightclubs, maquis, outdoor places, and go-go bars. These entertainment outlets offer a musical 'pipeline' that mostly includes DJs, Coupé Décalé, and Zouglou, as well as, to a lesser extent,...

Festivals & Events In Abidjan

Fashion Every year, the city hosts many fashion events, including "Les Féeries" (The Fairies), the Miss Côte d'Ivoire, Miss Abidjan District, Miss Christmas (for 6–11 year olds), and Miss Awoulaba pageants (very prestigious). Every year, the Yéhé Fashion Show, a celebration of African fashion, is held, as is the International...

Stay Safe & Healthy In Abidjan

Abidjan is plagued with a variety of concerns that are representative of the general troubles that Cote d'Ivoire is facing. The military checks are first and foremost. While they are typically harmless to foreigners, they may make it difficult to navigate about the city in a timely manner, particularly...

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