Gorée Island

History Museum and Scenic Lookout
Dakar
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  • pi
    "sadly one of the biggest slave trading points in africa"(2 Tips)
    Pierre-François G.
    "Almost 5 centuries of slavery."(2 Tips)
    The White House
    "First Lady toured the Masion des Esclaves Museum on Gorée Island"(3 Tips)
    Bernard P.
    "short 20 minute ferry from Dakar"(2 Tips)
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  • Momar F.
    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.
  • Alex A.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cheikh B.
    Cheikh BAJune 20, 2013
    Essential in Summer because of its history as a major slave-trading center.
  • 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
  • Guillaume F.
    Guillaume FlandreFebruary 7, 2016
    A World Heritage site that is super beautiful. The water is so clear there.
  • John H.
    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
  • 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.
    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
  • Kassandra Boyd
    Kassandra BoydMay 22, 2013
    You can stay on the Island.
  • kama s.
    kama samboJuly 1, 2013
    Hello dear am so happy to hear from you, pleasblesspet4me@yahoo.com ) i wait to hear back from you Blessing
  • Nanda D.
    Nanda DjApril 19, 2012
    House of Slave is open @ 10am - 12am and 0230pm - 6pm
  • swenny m.
    swenny martinsDecember 13, 2013
    i love you
  • Oumar D.
    Oumar DembaOctober 1, 2011
    Wonderful historical area
  • Sky C.
    Sky CosenzaJuly 25, 2013
    Been there, one of the most moving experiences ever.
  • Mouha D.
    Mouha DiaAugust 17, 2014
    Super cool
  • blessing l.
    blessing larryFebruary 10, 2014
    (blessing.larry74@yahoo.com)
  • Julie D.
    Julie DashDecember 21, 2010
    Go in a small group.
  • 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 (queen_cline@yahoo.com) so that i can send you my photos and more information about my self to you
  • Pierre-François G.
    Pierre-François GerardOctober 23, 2011
    Almost 5 centuries of slavery. :-(
  • Lyly M.
    Lyly MarquesApril 20, 2014
    Je garde un beau souvenir de cet endroit plein d'histoire.
  • Ouzin F.
    Ouzin FallApril 17, 2012
    Sais un lieu plein histoire et c bon a vivre et agreable
  • Cheikh Ahmad Tidjane F.
    Cheikh Ahmad Tidjane FayeSeptember 1, 2016
    C'est super bien, je l'ai une fois visitée avec la chaloupe.
  • Charlène M.
    Charlène MénagerAugust 31, 2014
    Ile historique
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