Popular Destinations in Cote d' Ivoire
Abidjan is a city on the southern Atlantic coast. It is the major urban
center in the country, with high-rise buildings towering above the Ebrie
Lagoon. Some of the major modern landmarks in the city include La Pyramide,
which is a ziggurat-like building. Architecture admirers can visit St.
Paul's Cathedral, a structure tethered to a massive cross. Cultural relics,
artwork, and handicrafts are showcased at Le Musee des Civilizations de
Cote d'Ivoire. In the south of the city is located the waterside suburb of
Treichville boasting a large market selling African goods. In the east of
the city, are the beach resorts, French colonial buildings, and palm trees.
Ehotile Islands National Park, located in proximity to Abidjan, houses bat
colonies and manatees.
Yamoussoukro is the capital of Cote d'Ivoire. The city is located northwest
of the Abidjan. Yamoussoukro is famous for the enormous Basilica of Our
Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro boasting a towering dome and stained-glass
windows. The city is the birthplace of former president Felix
Grand-Bassam is a resort town located in proximity to Abidjan. The city is
famous for its busy, palm-fringed beach that stretches along the Atlantic
seashore. The old French-colonial town center is replete with 19th and
20th-century houses. History buffs can head towards National Museum of
Costume that showcases examples of traditional dress in a former governor’s
palace. Located in proximity to the museum is the 19th-century Sacre-Coeur
Cathedral. Located in the northwest of the city is the Ebrie Lagoon and the
nearby Ehotile Islands National Park boasting mangroves, lagoons, and
estuaries enticing rare birds.