Royal Palaces of Abomey, Abomey

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Listed as a World Heritage Site, Royal Palaces of Abomey represents the remains of a once powerful military and commercial empire that collaborated with Europeans in the slave trade until the late 19th century. Twelve kings ruled this kingdom, which could accommodate up to 8,000 people in its opulent palaces. Enter the compound through one of six gates, and explore the many restored and renovated structures within its mud walls, including the main palace, tomb, and jewelry room. Inside the onsite history museum, you can inspect over 1,000 exhibits representing the kingdom's culture, and also purchase souvenirs. Using our international travel planner, Abomey attractions like Royal Palaces of Abomey can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visit of the Palace of the Kings of Abomey. To soak up the culture of this region of Benin and understand its history. And then exit the proposed craft is interesting especially for fabrics.
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  • Tour with a local guide, we "Mathieu" which makes us discover the history of the Kings with a lot of passion. We have not seen the time past 1:30. It was a beautiful discovery.
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  • Interesting place to visit even if it is not kept in good condition. Worth a visit if only to realize how was structured the court life in this African nation. In the main courtyard there are souvenir sellers, there's also a loom for weaving fabrics are prodette that are offered for sale.
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