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 a historical monument, erected with the help from Northern Korea in 1979, to support the Public's Republic of Benin at that time.  more »
  • Who doesn’t know the ‘Place des Martyrs’ would think that it’s possible to make party there. But personally, I don’t think so. It‘s possible to organize excursion or something like that. Or simply whe...  more »
  • between to big street a poor place fot poor exhibitions nothing to say about this place you can pass your way  more »
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