The African Renaissance Monument (French: Monument de la Renaissance Africaine) is a 49 m (161 ft) tall bronze statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles, outside Dakar, Senegal. Built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb, the statue was designed by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby after an idea presented by president Abdoulaye Wade and built by Mansudae Overseas Projects, a company from North Korea.
Site preparation on top of the 100-meter high hill began in 2006, and construction of the bronze statue began 2008. Originally scheduled for completion in December 2009, delays stretched into early 2010, and the formal dedication occurred on 4 April 2010, Senegal's "National Day", commemorating the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from France. It is the tallest statue in Africa. The project attracted significant criticism due to its expense.
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Dharmaraj Nimone | Jun 13, 2018
One of the best place to visit in Africa. Especially in Senegal Dakar. Designing of statue from Brass metal is amazing. Top of the statue made the hotel. That's fantastic things. It's beauty of creativity made by designer's. It's salute to Senegal governments for allocating funds for such statue. This is one of the best place in Africa.
Adetola Adeniyi | Apr 21, 2018
I absolutely loved the monuments. You can have a broader view of Senegal from the top of the monuments. Staying outside the monument was free when I visited but you have to pay to get inside. Though I did not have the opportunity to get inside the monuments, but I was informed that there is a good restaurant inside and an elevator to get to the top of the monument.
Khalid Shariff | May 27, 2018
Historical Statue in Dakar showing a historical era in Africa. The message is powerful and marks the struggle they had to do to get freedom. It is built on top of a mountain and is visible from most parts of the region. Visited on an official visit to Dakar.
Celine Aka-Koffi | Mar 9, 2018
Amazing views of Dakar. I visited on a Wednesday so it was calm; there were not many people. I absolutely loved the encrypted messages on the outside of the statute from President Abdoulaye Wade. I totally forgot to get inside because I was too obsessed with the peacefulness and the views outside. Beware of the many steps you will have to take to get to the statute.
Monu Harnal | Feb 21, 2018
I was the only English speaker in the group so I got a personalized tour from a very knowledgable tour guide. The revolving exhibits were very appropriate within the Renaissance Monument, one of Gandhi and the other of a famous Senegalese Artist - super/amazing. Must see when in Dakar. I appreciated the positive and forward thinking which this Monument represented.
Celestina Agyekum | Jul 15, 2018
It's okay site. Given the history of how and who built it is really does not make it fun or feel right to visit and enjoy it. It is also inappropriate given that the statues are nude and this is a Muslim and African country.
Mbaye - Birome Diouf | Jul 15, 2018
Good place to visit. Cultural souvenir. Good architecture
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