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Palais des rois d'Abomey, Abomey

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World heritage site · Specialty Museum · Museum
Discover the Abomey Kingdom's grandeur at Palais des rois d'Abomey, a World Heritage Site. Beginning in 1625, 12 kings ruled ruled the country over the course of three centuries. See the palace, built in the traditional architectural style, with dozens of pillars complemented by small statues of wild animals inside of them. Join a tour and hear more about the rule of the dynasty, the success and prosperity of the people, ways of life, and traditional rituals that often took place here. Use our Abomey trip planner to add Palais des rois d'Abomey and other attractions to your Abomey vacation plans.
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  • Its a little difficult for an European to be impressed by these few clay-based, single story bulidings. They are ancient by the standards in Benin, as they have been constructed around 1830-ish...  more »
  • A rather interesting but harsh history of the royals. I'd definitely recommend as a lot of history here. Guide was excellent. The grounds are v big. Definitely worth a visit..  more »
  • The place itself does not really look like a palace, but with a good guide you do get the story and the right impression. We liked especially the strange clay figurines on the walls and the stories...  more »

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