As Nigeria’s capital and largest city, Lagos has lots of attractions both for tourists and native citizens. Recreational places in Lagos include so many parks, museums, churches, beaches and other places of interest that if you’re visiting Lagos, even a month won’t be enough to see all of its attractions.
We’ve made a list of 7 most noteworthy places to visit in Lagos, Nigeria to help you during your next sightseeing trip.
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1. The National Museum
If you want to know more about the history and culture of Nigeria, there is no better place to visit in Lagos than the National Museum.
Located in the open air, this museum will enlighten you on the history of Nigerians as a nation and their cultural accomplishments.
2. Central Mosque
Religion is an important part of the Nigerian identity, which is why there are plenty of mosques and churches to visit in Lagos.
The Central Mosque is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the city and is certainly worth visiting during your trip.
3. Lekki Conservation Centre
In a big and busy city like Lagos having somewhere to go and enjoy the greenery is a great way to relax and feel closer to the nature.
The Lekki Conservation Centre is a collection of nature and wildlife that will captivate you and make you never want to leave this wonderful place.
4. Lekki Market
Whether you are visiting Lagos as a tourist and want to buy authentic souvenirs, or you’re a Lagos native looking for gifts for your loved ones, the Lekki Market is the first place to check out.
Arts and crafts products, jewelry, decor items, clothing and accessories – you will want to own everything!
5. The Cathedral Church Of Christ
Another valuable religious site in Lagos is the Cathedral Church of Christ. This cathedral is not only a place where you can find piece and mend your spirit, but also a pleasure to look at and one of the most beautiful places in Lagos, the one that is simply a must-visit.
6. Nike Art Centre
The one thing Lagos should be more famous for is its artistic scene. If you love art, one of the best places to visit in Lagos is the Nike Art Centre, which is the ultimate collection of works by extremely talented African artists. A complete visit to the Centre takes at least a full day, but it’s so worth it.
7. Ikeja City Mall
After a long a tiring day of walking around the churches, museums, markets, parks and gardens in Lagos, you will probably crave a more relaxing activity.
Visit the Ikeja City Mall to experience the best shopping, eating, and entertainment opportunities in Lagos, with a huge supermarket and convenient parking lot to make your visit even more pleasant.
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