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Island of Gorée
Island of Gorée

Island of Gorée

9.88 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site
Ranked #1 in Dakar things to do
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Dakar, Senegal
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Beautiful little island. Very european in the buildings appearance which adds to its charm. You will get pestered by locals offering to show you around, but if you want to know ... Read more
more about what happened here during the slave trade, you will find that accepting their offer makes great sense.

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Gorée is a tiny, car-free island off the coast of Dakar, in Senegal. It’s known for its role in the 15th- to 19th-century Atlantic slave trade. On the narrow streets, colonial buildings include the House of Slaves, now a museum. The 19th-century Fort d’Estrées houses the IFAN Historical Museum, with exhibits on Senegal’s past. The Henriette Bathily Women’s Museum considers the role of women in West African society.

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Lincoln, UK

Beautiful little island. Very european in the buildings appearance which adds to its charm. You will get pestered by locals offering to show you around, but if you want to know more about what happened here during the slave trade, you will find that accepting their offer makes great sense.

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Portland, Oregon, USA
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Beautiful little bougainvillea-covered island, easy to get to from Dakar, lots of little craft markets. The water's not great for swimming as it's so close to a city, though. The incredibly depressing "door of no return" is here, which was where slaves would pass through on their way onto boats bound for the Americas.

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Curepipe, Mauritius

It was amazing visiting the island

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Dublin, Ireland

Patrimonio dell'umanità dell'UNESCO, Gorée si raggiunge con traghetto da Dakar ed è il posto perfetto dove trascorrere una giornata o più visitando le diverse attrazioni o semplicemente girando a piedi.

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Genova, Italy

Rappresenta la principale meta turistica per coloro che partono da dakar. Venne conquistata dagli olandesi nel 1588 e ottenne così il suo nome odiernoSi trova esattamente di fronte alla capitale ed è il sito d'ubicazione di un grande edificio dove un tempo venivano trasportati gli schiavi. Al giorno d'oggi, l'edificio è del tutto simbolico, semplice emblema dello stile coloniale.

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Aliases: Île de Gorée

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