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Benin

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Land of Songs
With a distinctive culture and a history of global importance, Benin offers plenty of appeal outside its renowned national parks in the north of the country. The Atlantic coast in the south boasts many of the main cultural attractions in Benin, including ruins of old kingdoms, historical sites related to the slave trade, and Voodoo markets and places of worship and ritual. The road network and burgeoning eco-tourism industry allow visitors to create Benin itineraries that include both the cultural coast and the rugged wilderness of the interior. Plan the details of your Benin holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Benin trip planner.
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Pendjari National Park ©
National Park
Pendjari National Park Tanguieta
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
La Porte Du Non Retour ©
Historic Site
La Porte Du Non Retour Ouidah
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Temple des Pythons ©
Landmark
Temple des Pythons Ouidah
3.0
Duration: 1 hour
Fondation Zinsou ©
Landmark
Fondation Zinsou Cotonou
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Benin

Ouidah Museum of History ©
Specialty Museum
Ouidah Museum of History Ouidah
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Palais des rois d'Abomey ©
World heritage site
Palais des rois d'Abomey Abomey
2.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Artisanal Center ©
Art Gallery
Artisanal Center Cotonou
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Ethnographique Museum of Porto Novo ©
History Museum
Ethnographique Museum of Porto Novo Porto-Novo
3.7
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Benin

Musee Honme (Palais Royal) ©
Castle
Musee Honme (Palais Royal) Porto-Novo
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Great Mosque of Porto-Novo ©
Religious Site
Great Mosque of Porto-Novo Porto-Novo
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Saint Michel church ©
Church
Saint Michel church Cotonou
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Benin

Chutes de Kota ©
Outdoor Activity
Chutes de Kota Natitingou
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Marche Missebo ©
Antique Store
Marche Missebo Cotonou
1.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Parakou Mosque ©
Religious Site
Parakou Mosque Parakou
Duration: 1 hour

Beaches in Benin

Fidjrosse Beach ©
Beach
Fidjrosse Beach Cotonou
2.5
Duration: 1 hour
Obama Beach
Beach
Obama Beach Cotonou
1.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Benin

Lac Nokoue ©
Water Body
Lac Nokoue Ganvie
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

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