Top Tourist Attractions in Cote D’Ivoire

Despite its current political climate, seek the top tourist attractions in Cote D’Ivoire still pique the curiosity and interests of a lot of tourists. Situated in West Africa, sildenafil this jewel of a country offers the best of both worlds: the unspoiled beauty of it beaches and wilderness and the familiar hustle and bustle of its major cities, price Yamoussoukro and Abidjan.

Street market in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Street market in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Admire the Cathedrale Notre Dame de la Paix

The Cathedral Notre Dame de la Paix which is found in the capital city Yamoussoukro, is one of the top tourist attractions in Cote D’Ivoire. Built in the 1980’s, this gargantuan historical landmark is inspired by the iconic St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This basilica boasts of awe-inspiring glass stained windows which change patterns throughout the day. It is said that the total area of stained glass fixtures in the basilica amounts greater than the total area of all stained glass fixtures in France.
While you’re there, you can also explore other top tourist attractions in Cote D’Ivoire such as their breath-taking palaces and mosques.

Shop till you drop

Head to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire’s old capital, for its colourful central market where you’ll find great deals on local spices and delicacies as well as interesting trinkets and souvenirs.

Check out the museums

Prehistoric polished stone celt discovered in Boundiali, Ivory Coast

Prehistoric polished stone celt discovered in Boundiali, Ivory Coast

If you’re interested in the colorful history and culture of Coste d’Ivoire, the Ifon Museum and the National Museum in Abidjan contain various artifacts and statues enough to satisfy the history buff in you.

Love the nightlife

In addition to the colourful central market, Abidjan is also home to Treichville, a bustling metropolitan district where you can find the best bars, nightclubs and restaurants in town.

Lounge by the beach

For a total seaside RnR, head to the east of Abidjan for the palm-dotted beaches of Assouinde and Assini. The Assini beach front offers a front seat view of the magnificent sunset, as well fresh seafood in some of their seaside restaurants and bars.
Bassam, also one of the top tourist attractions in Cote D’Ivoire, is a great option as well to catch some sun, sea and surf while lounging on padded beach chairs.

Take a walk on the wild side

A trip to Cotre D’Ivoire is never complete without a side trip to some of its national parks and wildlife reserves. The Tai National Park, Comoe National Park and Mt. Nimba Strict Nature Reserve are home to the indigenous flora and fauna.
The Comoe National Park is the largest and oldest wildlife park in the country. It is also a certified UNESCO World Heritage site, making a trip to Comoe National Park a memorable experience.

 

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2 Responses to “Top Tourist Attractions in Cote D’Ivoire”

  1. Daniel Smith
    August 29, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Ivory Coast is full of wildlife and it is really a wonderful experiences visiting safaris and natural parks here.

  2. CREER
    December 1, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Daniel Smith

    Which natural parks are you talking about? There’s very little wildlife, even Tai National Park has been seriously damaged since the crisis of 2010/2011!

    Never heard of a safari in CI … would love to know what you mean?!

    Thanks

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