infoslogo
-Lome-
infoslogo
Home
 
Country

 

Museums and Heritage

Find all the best Museums and Heritage sites here….

national1

The Togo National Museum is the national museum of Togo. It is located in the capital of Lomé. founded in 1975, it houses ethnographical, cultural and artistic exhibits. This museum in the very center of the city gives good idea of cultural history of the peoples of the country. The guides are quite qualified, Lots of different artifacts, utensils and tools. Interesting historical description of Togo.One of the best collection of statues and masks ever seen from all over west Africa.

cathedral1

The Cathedral of Lomé’. Named Sacré’-Cœur, or German cathedral, the cathedral of Lomé’ was built in 1905. Its architecture is of Gothic style with ogival shape. The Sacred Heart Cathedral Lome is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Lome (since September 14, 1955), one of the seven ecclesiastical districts Catholics of the Republic of Togo. Built in just over a year (from April 1901 to September 1902) by the German colonial authorities, then it is one of the iconic buildings of the new Togolese capital.

indepedence1

The beautiful Independence Monument was built as a tribute to Togo’s independence from France on April 27, 1960. The structure is composed of a human silhouette carved within it and surrounded by promenades, palm trees, manicured lawns, fountains and a black gold iron fence. The park in which it is built in is usually opened at specified times, so if you’re lucky to visit when open then you’re sure to enjoy a more close-up view of the monument. However, it’s also cool walking around the park while you enjoy the dancing and drumming of the kids in the plaza across the street from the monument.

koutammakou1

The Koutammakou landscape in north-eastern Togo, which extends into neighbouring Benin, is home to the Batammariba whose remarkable mud tower-houses (Takienta) have come to be seen as a symbol of Togo. In this landscape, nature is strongly associated with the rituals and beliefs of society. The 50,000-ha cultural landscape is remarkable due to the architecture of its tower-houses which are a reflection of social structure; its farmland and forest; and the associations between people and landscape. Many of the buildings are two storeys high and those with granaries feature an almost spherical form above a cylindrical base.