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Island of Gorée

(Île de Gorée)
Historic and Protected Site, History Museum, and Island
Île de Gorée, Dakar
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    "First Lady toured the Masion des Esclaves Museum on Gorée Island"(3 Tips)
    "return trip on the ferry is 500 francs"(2 Tips)
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  • Momar F.heart icon on user image
    Momar FallAugust 8, 2014
    The second beach has a lot of rocks in the water :( otherwise its an amazing island and an unforgettable experience. The first restaurants rice and fish is delicious.
  • pi
    piApril 18, 2013
    a perfectly picturesque island that was sadly one of the biggest slave trading points in africa for more than 300 years. return trip on the ferry is 500 francs and you have to pay 1000 tax & entry.
  • Anzeyo S.heart icon on user image
    Anzeyo ShropshireJanuary 31, 2018
    The knowledge you gain is mind blowing
  • Alex A.heart icon on user image
    Alex ADSJuly 29, 2013
    Periodically, the conservator of the Maison des Esclaves makes a teaching speech on slavery at the main stairs. Brilliant lesson even though it's only in french. Ask for the hours at the ticket booth.
  • Guillaume F.heart icon on user image
    Guillaume FlandreFebruary 7, 2016
    A World Heritage site that is super beautiful. The water is so clear there.
  • The White House
    The White HouseJune 30, 2013
    President Obama and the First Lady toured the Masion des Esclaves Museum on Gorée Island, Senegal. Read more
  • уσυηєѕ M.heart icon on user image
    уσυηєѕ MApril 7, 2019
    I love it , so call and lovely place
  • Cheikh B.
    Cheikh BAJune 20, 2013
    Essential in Summer because of its history as a major slave-trading center.
  • Bernard P.
    Bernard PollackMay 18, 2010
    Make sure to visit Ile de Gorée, an incredible island with cobblestone roads lined by colonial buildings, and only a short 20 minute ferry from Dakar (only $10 dollars roundtrip). Ile de Gorée has a n
  • John H.heart icon on user image
    John HarrisFebruary 17, 2013
    Walking to the "door of no return" was one of the most moving experiences of my life. Like Vietnam Wall I am so glad u went but will probably never return
  • artimiza d.
    artimiza desmondJune 9, 2012
    hello;i m miss Artimiza femal hopefuly to be intouch with you as freind, i woulds like you to hit up with my email through (ARTIMIZA1@YAHOO.COM)i will send u my pic and all about me from miss Artimiza
  • blessing l.
    blessing larryFebruary 10, 2014
    Hello my dear nice to meeting you,my name is miss blessing larry i saw your profile and i become interested to be your friend blessing.larry
  • Alex A.heart icon on user image
    Alex ADSJuly 29, 2013
    Please refrain to speak loudly, smoke and drink in this place of memories (Maison des Esclaves) where people were enslaved and sent overseas by thousands. This is not Disneyland (or go back home !).
  • Junnie L.
    Junnie LeeOctober 22, 2013
    Is a great place to go for sight seeing n taking pictures
  • 11 L.
    11 LucianaAugust 10, 2018
    Hi, I want to be friends with you. I'm luciana, contact my private e-mail,( .......
  • Kassandra Boyd
    Kassandra BoydMay 22, 2013
    You can stay on the Island.
  • swenny m.
    swenny martinsDecember 13, 2013
    i love you
  • kama s.
    kama samboJuly 1, 2013
    Hello dear am so happy to hear from you, ) i wait to hear back from you Blessing
  • Sky C.
    Sky CosenzaJuly 25, 2013
    Been there, one of the most moving experiences ever.
  • Nanda D.
    Nanda DjApril 19, 2012
    House of Slave is open @ 10am - 12am and 0230pm - 6pm
  • Oumar D.
    Oumar DembaOctober 1, 2011
    Wonderful historical area
  • Mouha D.
    Mouha DiaAugust 17, 2014
    Super cool
  • H H.
    H HuntDecember 8, 2012
    The House of Slaves is closed noon til 2:30
  • blessing l.
    blessing larryFebruary 10, 2014
  • celine s.
    celine samuelApril 10, 2014
    How are you my name is queen. Please i will like you to Email me back in my email address ( so that i can send you my photos and more information about my self to you
  • Julie D.
    Julie DashDecember 21, 2010
    Go in a small group.
  • laurine a.
    laurine ancelleNovember 14, 2015
    La plage visiter le castel et la maison des esclaves et il y a des restau qui font de très bons repas
  • malal d.heart icon on user image
    malal diopMay 23, 2018
    C'est toujours agréable d'aller sur cette île, les gens de gorée sont aimables et sympathiques
  • Fatih.
    Fatih.May 23, 2022
    C'est un endroit agréable en dehors du problème de transport.// ulaşım sıkıntısı dışında gayet güzel bir yer 👌🏻
  • Mbayang G.
    Mbayang GueyeJanuary 5, 2018
    Hola Encantado de conocerte después de ver tu perfil soy Luciana, de Madrid España, Tengo una discusión del proyecto con usted por favor envíeme un correo electrónico a: (santiago.luciana@yahoo.c o m)
  • Lyly M.heart icon on user image
    Lyly MarquesApril 20, 2014
    Je garde un beau souvenir de cet endroit plein d'histoire.
  • Cheikh Ahmad Tidjane F.
    Cheikh Ahmad Tidjane FayeSeptember 1, 2016
    C'est super bien, je l'ai une fois visitée avec la chaloupe.
  • Ouzin F.
    Ouzin FallApril 17, 2012
    Sais un lieu plein histoire et c bon a vivre et agreable
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DOSSONovember 13, 2013
    Super ile touristique!
  • Efflamine .heart icon on user image
    Efflamine 🐆August 31, 2014
    Ile historique
  • Stepan C.
    Stepan ChizhovMay 11, 2013
    Île de Gorée is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cenk A.
    Cenk AlkanatApril 27, 2014
    Kunta kinte ( kőle adası )
  • Ouzin F.
    Ouzin FallApril 17, 2012
    Gorre sais cool visite la
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