Place des Martyrs, Cotonou

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Learn a part of the 20th century history of Benin by visiting Place des Martyrs. The monument stands as a memorial to the victims of the coup d'état that Bob Denard and his mercenaries tried in 1977. The monument features three statues of soldiers with weapons in their hands and a flag behind them. If you'd like to linger, you can sit on the staircase here and soak up your surroundings. Plan to see Place des Martyrs and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cotonou travel route planner.
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  • This is not a place that you specifically go and visit, but when you pass by the airport and around it, you will eventually see this statue and it changes the atmosphere of the city while giving it a ...  more »
  • The monument in him even has no interest. Very majestic. Fortunately on the occasion of the independence day it is adorned with many flags which gives more colors. Nearby there is a bit of atmosphere with a bit of music and food.
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  • a nice place , i have visited and there was some artists singing , it's a popular and touristic place in the heart of the city .  more »
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