Laongo Sculpture Symposium, Ouagadougou

3.9
#3 of 9 in Parks in Burkina Faso
See a range of granite sculptures made in situ by various African artists at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, an open-air museum. Founded in 1989 by Burkinabe sculptor Siriki Ky, this granite park covers roughly 100 hectares (247 acres) and hosts an annual gathering of artists, who leave their impression onto the gray-pink rock. Carved faces, figures, turtles, and more lie scattered around the scantily wooded area amidst dry grass. Head to the small onsite restaurant for drinks and food. Start your trip to Ouagadougou by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Short visit to this place where beautiful statues of granite... Unfortunately not very well maintained place... but still very interesting to see
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  • Excellent stay at the Lwili residence. The room is beautiful, the facilities are clean, delicious! Thank you for your attentions and the visit to the Museum of Manega and Laongo. We will return with pleasure
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  • Some interesting sculptures. The big problem for us was that we had to hire a car and driver to get there (and Manega Museum) so it was quite expensive.  more »
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  • Really interesting place, the guide know everything, every sculptures and stories about. It is worth come in and have informations. It is covering a large areas with artist from all over the world. If you pass near by you have to stop there.
  • Great place, a must see!
  • Excellent sculptures but no amenities
  • Wonderful location wouldn't stay again, cheesy and better but it is a place to visit!
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  • Beautiful artistic expression. Rest to improve the better welcome tourists after the visit.
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