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Agia tree monument
Agia tree monument

Agia tree monument

Monument

Lagos

331

Sightseeing, Learn, Explore nature

About Agia tree monument Agia tree monument was documented in 1949 to preserve the site where Christianity was first preached. It is notable as the first place Christianity gospel was shared in Nigeria. The Agia monument is a major tourist site for Christian pilgrims coming from far and wide to see the first place Christianity was preached in Nigeria. Located in the serene city of Badagry, everyone is welcome to share in the history of the gospel's spread. Security/Safety of Agia tree monument This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Agia tree monument, here are some helpful things to take along with you: water bottles. walking shoes Things to do while at Agia tree monument see the Agia monument enjoy the ambience of Badagry

New Africa Shrine
New Africa Shrine

New Africa Shrine

Monument

Lagos

534

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore art, Drink

History of New Africa Shrine New Africa Shrine was built in 1970 to celebrate music and freedom of speech. It is notable as the home of Fela Anikulapo Kuti who celebrated freedom of speech and justice for the people. It was built by Fela Anikulapo Kuti. A lover of Afro beat music or looking for a place to hang for the night? The African shrine is the place to be. With its range of performing musicians and indoor games, you are sure of a good time. Security/Safety of New Africa Shrine This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to New Africa Shrine, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A friend- this experience is best shared. A good camera or Phone with a good camera. Things to do while at New Africa Shrine Play indoor games- snooker. Tantalize your taste buds with pepper soup, asun. See the art exhibitions. Best Features It celebrates the legendary icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti Writer's Review To go relax and enjoy good music Most common visitors Fun lovers, Musicians, Art lovers, Tourists. Life in Fela Kuti's Shrine: The Untold Story-- Information Nigeria, 2013. All history is a current event- One of the quotes on the wall as you enter the shrine

Third Mainland Bridge
Third Mainland Bridge

Third Mainland Bridge

Monument

Lagos

282

Sightseeing, Explore nature

History of Third Mainland Bridge Third Mainland Bridge was built in 1990 to connect the mainland to the island. It is notable as the link between the mainland and the island. Built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC in 1990. The Third Mainland Bridge is one of the three bridges in Lagos connecting Lagos Island to the mainland. It is the longest of the three, the remaining two being the Carter Bridge and the Eko bridge. Security/Safety of Third Mainland Bridge This is a very safe location. Don't stop on the bridge late at night Things to do while at Third Mainland Bridge Soak in the view of the Atlantic ocean Experience the coolness of the Ocean Best Features It links two parts of Lagos together. Most common visitors Commuters Lagos lights up Third Mainland bridge- The punch newspaper, January 2016.

Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge
Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge

Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge

Monument

Lagos

300

Travel, Sightseeing, Explore art

About Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge was built on the 29th of May 2013. It links the Phase 1 area of Lekki with the Ikoyi district of Lagos. The first cable-stayed bridge built in Nigeria, this formerly tolled bridge links Lekki Phase 1 with Ikoyi. Apart from vehicular traffic, it also serves as a recreational facility as fitness inclined residents use the wide curbs of the bridge for jogging, running and power walks, usually in the early mornings and evenings. Security/Safety of Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge This is a very safe location. Try not to stay out late on the bridge. And be mindful of the railings. Things to do while at Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Stay fit and go for an early morning run. Best Features It connects two upscale communities separated by water thereby reducing travel time. Most common visitors Commuters and joggers use this bridge regularly.

Eko Bridge
Eko Bridge

Eko Bridge

Monument

Lagos

375

Travel, Sightseeing

About Eko Bridge Eko Bridge was built in 1975 by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC. It is notable as the shortest of the three bridges linking the mainland with the island.  Eko Bridge located near the Ajegunle Creek crosses the Lagos Lagoon and so it is the preferred route for residents commuting to the island from the Apapa and Surulere regions. Security/Safety of Eko Bridge This is a very safe location. Most common visitors Commuters use this bridge regularly so it is always populated during work hours.

Carter Bridge
Carter Bridge

Carter Bridge

Monument

Lagos

298

Travel, Sightseeing

History of Carter Bridge Carter Bridge was built in 1901. Originally constructed by the British colonials government, it was the first bridge ever built connecting the mainland to the island. After Independence, it was dismantled, redesigned and rebuilt in the late 1970s (1979 to be precise). Security/Safety of Carter Bridge This is a very safe location.

Taiwo Olowo's monument
Taiwo Olowo's monument

Taiwo Olowo's monument

Monument

Lagos

197

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History of Taiwo Olowo's monument Taiwo Olowo's monument was built in 1905. It is notable as a monument to the man was Taiwo Olowo. Built by Senhor Jorge DaCosta. In 1848, Daniel Conrad Taiwo a man of humble means set out for the city of Lagos. After years of toiling and businesses, he became so successful that the term Olowo (rich man in Yoruba) was added to his name. The Monument is a testament to the fact that nothing is impossible if you believe it can be done. Security/Safety of Taiwo Olowo's monument This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Taiwo Olowo's monument, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A digital camera or a good phone camera. Things to do while at Taiwo Olowo's monument Before heading to Taiwo Olowo's monument, you can plan to do these things: Take a picture of the monument. Learn about the history of the monument. Best Features It is a symbol that hard work is rewarding. Writer's Review To go learn about the rewards of hard work. Most common visitors Historians, Curators, Tourists, Architects are typical people to find here. Taiwo Olowo; a man from humble beginnings- Gbenga, one of the youths in charge of the monument.

Tinubu Square
Tinubu Square

Tinubu Square

Monument

Lagos

406

Sightseeing, Play, Learn, Explore art

History of Tinubu Square Tinubu Square was built in 1960 by the Lagos State Government. Featuring a water fountain mounted on an architectural landscape and with green grasses and flowers adorning the square, this is a prominent landmark in Lagos city. Security/Safety of Tinubu Square This is a very safe location. It is a gated square so entry is prohibited except on special occasions. What To Bring Before heading to Tinubu Square, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera Best Features It has some magnificent sculptures like the Eagles, the statue of Madam Tinubu, statue of Lagos' popular blind minstrel Kokoro the Drummer and the Reclining Reader. The greenery of the well-groomed plants blends well with the water fountains to give a very breathtaking and grand scenery. Writer's Review It is a beautiful landmark that attracts both locals and foreigners. Most common visitors The night view of the well-lit environment beautified with tropical trees and exotic flowers and its strong foundation laced with colorful, strong interlock blocks is incredible. Tinubu Square synonymous with power, influence - National Mirror Newspaper

Welcome to Lagos
Welcome to Lagos

Welcome to Lagos

Monument

Lagos

1

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History of Welcome to Lagos Welcome to Lagos was built in 1991. Built by Bodun Shodeinde in 1991. Nothing showcases the hospitality of the city of Lagos like the Agba Meta statue, receiving a new comer to Lagos, or welcoming a weary sojourner with open arms. Security/Safety of Welcome to Lagos This is a very safe location. Best Features Welcome to Lagos portrays the image of three white cap chiefs gesturing in slightly different manners wearing white wrappers tied across their shoulders with their right fists clenched, symbolizing the strong Yoruba belief of the supremacy of the right hand over the left.