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Local Attractions

As well as being the economic and financial capital of Nigeria, Lagos is a buzz with urban culture. By exploring, visitors can enjoy first-hand experiences of distinctive Nigerian music, food, fashion, art, dance and language. Rich in history and grand architecture, a day trip of the city will be a truly enlightening experience for guests who are sure to be welcomed by the friendly people of Lagos.

Some of the most popular attractions in and around Lagos include:

  • Numerous clubs and bars offering a range of live music, from traditional Nigerian music to jazz and commercial pieces
  • Victoria Island, where The Federal Palace is situated, occupies an upmarket area in the suburbs of Lagos and boasts several sizable shopping districts – including Nigeria's largest mall and movie theatre
  • There are many trendy beaches to visit – a great way to spend a day relaxing and soaking up the African sun
  • Lagos Island is where you can explore some of the largest markets in the city, including Jankara Market
  • The Didi and National Museums, Art Galleries and Tinubu Square on Lagos Island are an experience not-to-be-missed by history enthusiasts
  • The Central Mosque and Oba Palace are definitely worth a visit to take in the architectural beauty as well as the country's cultural and religious heritage
  • For nature fanatics the Lekki Conservation Centre and Murtala Muhammed Memorial Botanical Garden are stunning places to get in touch with nature and acquainted with the local ecosystem
  • Badagry, an old slave trade post, houses the first missionary post and the first two-storey building in the country
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