Center for National Culture, Accra

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Explore traditional handicrafts from all over Ghana at Center for National Culture, a tourist haven with workshops, art galleries, and an arts and crafts bazaar selling a wide range of handmade objects. Hand-woven Kente cloth, carved wooden sculptures, drums, leather bags and beads, earrings, and other accessories fill numerous stands, huts, and stalls in a themed village. Most of the products are made by local artisans, though some are imported from other African countries. See if you can catch one of the live music performances hosted here regularly. Make Center for National Culture a centerpiece of your Accra vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Accra online visit planner .
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  • All the beauty and colour of everything Ghanaian can be found here. And you can see the baskets being woven, the pots being shaped, the jewellery being made. It’s more expensive that the regular marke...  more »
  • I had the opportunity to visit the Centre For National Culture on 2 occasions during my holiday in Accra from 15/11/17 to 29/11/17, in-between my planned daily tours with excellent confident drivers m...  more »
  • We thought that Makola market might have arts and souvenirs, but this is the place to go. It's got a lot, but is manageable. Of course they will try and get the most money out of you, but you can barg...  more »
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  • It's hard to to look around to and enjoy the visit without constantly being hassled by the sellers . It's very uncomfortable there. But they are many beautiful and unique items to see and buy .
  • Always great to visit my friends at the Arts Center. Great pace, but don't forget to bargain!
  • Take your time and look at every shop. Be well rested and eat before going. It's fun to see all the crafts but it can easily be an all day event😀
  • It's a very competitive market with lots of people vying for your attention to buy stuff from them, which can be a bit overwhelming. Other than that, the arts center has a lot of very nice arts and souvenirs
  • Traditional artifacts of all kinds, exquisitely designed selling @competitive prices. # value for money!!!
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