GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Lomé is the capital of Togo. It is known for its palm-lined Atlantic coastline. The central Independence Monument is in a landscaped traffic circle. The nearby Congressional Palace houses the National Museum, exhibiting West African jewelry, masks, musical instruments and pottery. To the northeast, the Akodésséwa Fetish Market sells voodoo items like animal skins and skulls.

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CATHEDRALE DE LOMÉ

The Sacred Heart Cathedral is the main Catholic church in Togo. Built in just over a year by the German colonial authorities (1902), it became one of the iconic buildings of Lome.

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CITY CENTER

The city center's biggest attractions are its markets, both the Grand Marché with a large 3-storey hall, and the smaller and more specialized Fetish Market (voodoo). The Palais du Congrès houses the Togo National Museum, containing traditional jewellery, musical instruments, dolls, pottery and weapons.

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MUSEE INTERNATIONAL DU GOLFE DE GUINEE (MUSEE INTERNATIONAL D'ART D'AFRIQUE - MIAA)

The Musée International du Golfe de Guinée is one of Lomé’s best but little-known museums, housed in a small bungalow. It parades a private but wide collection of African sculpture from the last 200 years. Prominent among the artworks are those that originated from Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Ghana. There are also pieces from East and Southern Africa. It is now called Musée International d'Art d'Afrique (MIAA).

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RESTAURANT RELAIS DE LA POSTE

This little restaurant specializes in local dining and sea food.

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VOODOO MARKET (MARCHE DES FETICHEURS AKODESSEWA)

The Akodessewa Fetish Market, or Marché des Feticheurs, is a place where you can find all voodoo items, from leopard heads and human skulls to priests who create custom fetishes or medicines to heal you.

CATHEDRALE DE LOMÉ

Togo -Lome-Cathedrale de Lomé-1329 COVER

The Sacred Heart Cathedral is the main Catholic church in Togo. Built in just over a year by the German colonial authorities (1902), it became one of the iconic buildings of Lome.

CITY CENTER

Togo -Lome-City center-1365 COVER

The city center's biggest attractions are its markets, both the Grand Marché with a large 3-storey hall, and the smaller and more specialized Fetish Market (voodoo). The Palais du Congrès houses the Togo National Museum, containing traditional jewellery, musical instruments, dolls, pottery and weapons.

MUSEE INTERNATIONAL DU GOLFE DE GUINEE (MUSEE INTERNATIONAL D'ART D'AFRIQUE - MIAA)

Togo-Lome-Musee international du Golfe de Guinee -1212 COVER

The Musée International du Golfe de Guinée is one of Lomé’s best but little-known museums, housed in a small bungalow. It parades a private but wide collection of African sculpture from the last 200 years. Prominent among the artworks are those that originated from Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Ghana. There are also pieces from East and Southern Africa. It is now called Musée International d'Art d'Afrique (MIAA).

RESTAURANT RELAIS DE LA POSTE

Togo -Lome-Restaurant Relais de la Poste-1337 COVER

This little restaurant specializes in local dining and sea food.

VOODOO MARKET (MARCHE DES FETICHEURS AKODESSEWA)

Togo -Lome-Voodoo Market (Marche' des Feticheurs Akodessewa)-1353 COVER

The Akodessewa Fetish Market, or Marché des Feticheurs, is a place where you can find all voodoo items, from leopard heads and human skulls to priests who create custom fetishes or medicines to heal you.

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