La Nouvelle Liberte, Douala

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Inspect the famous contemporary monument of La Nouvelle Liberte, rising from the center of a roundabout in one of the busiest area in the city. It took 11 years to complete this 12 m (39 ft) spiky sculpture. With its recycled metal scraps mounted on a boiler frame, the piece caused a lot of controversy in the community at first. However, the human figure quickly became an emblem of the city, and today many consider it a municipal heritage site. Expect a lot of traffic when visiting the statue and almost no available parking spaces. Discover how to plan a Douala trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • The statue is located near the port and near a lot of construction with the new rail going essentially directly underneath it. You’ll drive past if you’re heading north and really not worth actually s...  more »
  • Interesting story behind, as it was mentioned it had taken over 10 years to complete by a deranged artist.  more »
  • I thought this sculpture a good representation of the industrial/commercial centre that is Douala. It is at an extremely busy roundabout, easy to see from the car window.  more »
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