Institut islamique de Dakar Library of the Institut islamique Created in 1964 and situated in the enceinte of the Grand Mosque, the Institut islamique is a public institution under the direction of the Senegalese Minister of Education, dedicated to Islamic research and teaching.
Museum, Dakar The IFAN Museum (l’Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire) is one of the oldest, and indeed one of the only, African art museums in West Africa. Located at Rue Emile Zola in Dakar, it houses some of the most important collections of ancient artefacts from Francophone Africa, as well as serving as a prime location during the Dakar Biennale, to promote contemporary African artists.
Learn more about Ile de Goree (also known as Goree Island), a popular destination in Senegal known for its connection to the Atlantic slave trade. Learn more about Ile de Goree (also known as Goree Island), a popular destination in Senegal known for its connection to the Atlantic slave trade.
Îles de la Madeleine National Park The Îles de la Madeleine and Cap Manuel, as seen "à trois lieues de distance le soir" by René Antoine Verdun de la Crenne Le Parc National des Iles de la Madeleine is the smallest national park in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List site.
Lake Retba. Lake Retba or Lac Rose (meaning Pink Lake) lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, some 30 km (18 miles) north-east of the capital, Dakar in northwest Africa. It is named for its pink waters caused by Dunaliella salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas.
Hotel Magic Land is located inside Magic Land Village Theme Park in Dakar, just a 10-minute drive from the Independence monument. Hotel Magic Land is located inside Magic Land Village Theme Park in Dakar, just a 10-minute drive from the Independence monument.
In December 2007, its official title was changed to The Théodore Monod African Art Museum ("Musée Théodore Monod d'Art africain"), after the French naturalist Théodore André Monod, former director of IFAN. Previously its official name had been "Le Musée d'Art africain de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire Cheikh Anta Diop IFAN/CAD".
Musée des civilisations noires. On July 18 2003, the President of the Republic of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade, laid the first stone to the Museum of Black Civilisations (Musée des Civilisations Noires) in Dakar, pronouncing it to be a giant step to restore the pride in African history.
Le musée propose notamment des expositions sur les tirailleurs sénégalais, les armées traditionnelles et les symboles du pays. Comme l'histoire est souvent faite de guerres, on y apprend celle du Sénégal à travers l'histoire de ses armées : traditionnelles ou modernes.
Léopold Sédar Senghor was born on 9 October 1906 in the city of Joal, some one hundred ten kilometres south of Dakar. Sedar Senghor's father, Basile Diogoye Senghor (pronounced: Basile Jogoy Senghor), was a businessman and merchant belonging to the bourgeois Serer people.
The Our Lady of Victories Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Notre Dame des Victoires) or Cathedral of Dakar, is the name given to a religious building that serves as the Catholic cathedral in the city of Dakar, the capital of the African country of Senegal, which is the seat of the Archdiocese of Dakar (Latin: Archidioecesis Dakarensis). The sanctuary was built on the site of an ancient Muslim ...
Pointe des Almadies lies within the greater Dakar urban area near Îles de la Madeleine National Park and past the Les Mamelles hills from the village of N'gor and the town of Yoff. Pointe des Almadies is a 30 minutes trip from downtown Dakar, Senegal's capital city, and is served by local transportation.