10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Lagos
Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria sure do has much more to offer in aesthetics than just being home to the most successful businesses in Nigeria. The many tourist attractions in Lagos has contributed to making Nigeria a large economic country.
Lagos has many sights to feed your eyes, from the malls to the beaches to the festivals, cultural and historical landmarks. We bring to you a detailed list of our top 10 out of the many tourist attractions in Lagos
- Lekki Conservation Center (LCC)
The Lekki Conservation Center (LCC), a reserved area that covers a land area of 78 hectares is located on Lekki Peninsula next to the Lekki Lagoon, and near the Lagos Lagoon is an amazing sight to behold. One of the most exciting moments at the reserve is the longest canopy Walk Bridge in Africa which is located in the reserve. This canopy walk is approximately 401-meter long. The bridge swings while walking on it brings such an unforgettable thrill. The reserve also has a family park, the best world-class picnic that provides sporting facilities, nature walks, and a picnic to offer.
- Tarkwa Bay
The Tarkwa Bay is a sheltered beach near Lagos Harbor it is a popular place with water sports and swimmers enthusiasts. One of the things that make it stand out from the other public beaches is that it is not overcrowded or noisy you will enjoy this beautiful and amazing island far removed from the Lagos’ bustle and hustle on the Tarkwa bay.
- The National Theatre
Constructed back in 1976 by General Yakubu Gowon’s military regime and later completed by General Olusegun Obasanjo, the National Theatre is a unique house of ancient art, and also it is progressing by inviting the new modern artist. It is almost impossible to miss this unique landmark, due to its 31-meter height and architectural design. The National Arts Theatre is profoundly symbolic of performing arts in Nigeria.
- The Nike Art Gallery
Founded by Oyenike Monica Okundaye, the Nike Art Gallery is the place of a unique art gallery, workshop, and artist retreat. A visit to the place brings you to Nigerian sculptors, craftsmen, and artist honing their skills the different levels filled into the brim and with one of the biggest collections in African art or preferably the Nike herself is a sight to behold. Admirably, you will be charged nothing to gain entrance, and this makes it among the fun and memorable activities to do here in Lagos.
- Ikeja City Mall
Developed by best Broll property services back in 2011 and comprising of more than 100 new stores the ICM daily receives troops of visitors and Lagosian. Ikeja mall is the home of all classy banks, departmental stores, jewellers, hairdressing, cafes, restaurants, bars, ice-skating arena, beauty salon, and many other’s related. It also has a large car parking and houses of enormous whole foods. Cinema and the ShopRite supermarkets are the highest thrills of the mall.
- The Civic Centre
Located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road Victoria Island, the first thing that strikes you about this multi-purpose events facility is its urban architectural design, the next thing is how only the most sophisticated events seem to take place there, this is because it is one of the largest and most important convention centres in the city.
- Freedom Park
The freedom park is a leisure and memorial park on Lagos Island. The park was constructed to preserve the cultural heritage and history of Nigerians purposely. The monument in this park reveals Lagos colonials heritage and also the fact history. However, the park also serves as national memorials, cultural sites, recreation Centres, historical landmarks, and arts.
- Iga Idunganran
Iga Idunganran is the palace of the Oba (Lagos’ monarch). The palace was built in the 15th century and features ancient tombs and shrines. It also plays host to traditional festivities and tourists.
- Terra Kulture
Terra Kulture, an internationally acclaimed art house, is the home of contemporary visual and theatre arts in Nigeria. It stands as one of only 2 art auction houses in Nigeria, with a collection of over a thousand art pieces from across the country. The Terra Kulture building is home to a restaurant, a craft shop, a library, a language school and theatre and its central feature; the art gallery. It is proud to have hosted readings by renowned Nigerian authors such as Wole Soyinka, Sefi Atta, Chimamanda Adichie and others for book readings. Annual events at Terra Kulture includes an art auction and the Taruwa Festival of Performing arts (which is often held in January).
- National Museum
The national museum in Onikan Lagos was established back in 1957 before Nigeria’s independence, this national museum is among the top-rated tourist attraction in Lagos, rich in history, it has great and attractive collections in ethnography, archaeology, and traditional art.
It also has the best galleries which are dedicated to brasses from Benin City and others related. Further, this museum houses an amazing bullet-ridden car that belonged to the country’s former Head of State, who got assassinated in 1976.
Additionally, the museum has a small, decent crafts village with handicrafts and woodcarvings for sale at affordable prices.