The Alexandre Sènou Adandé Ethnographic Museum is a museum in Porto-Novo, Benin. It was established in 1957 by the Dahomey Institute. It is operated by Alexandre Sènou Adandé, a noted ethnologist, who was chief archivist and librarian at the Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire of Dakar from 1948 to 1960.
Jardin Place Jean Bayol is a large plaza which contains a statue of the first King of Porto-Novo. The da Silva Museum is a museum of Benin history. It shows what life was like for the returning Afro-Brazilians; The palais de Gouverneur (governor's palace) is the home of the national legislature.
Porto-Novo (French pronunciation: [pɔʁtɔnɔvo]; also known as Hogbonu and Ajashe) is the capital of Benin, and was the capital of French Dahomey. The commune covers an area of 110 square kilometres (42 sq mi) and as of 2002 had a population of 223,552 people.