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Church
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Admire the futuristic architecture and large stained glass windows of St. Paul's Cathedral, reputedly the second largest church in Africa. Si
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Gift & Specialty Shop
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Enter the world of African arts at CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville, an artisan village with workshops selling a variety of handicrafts. B
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The Plateau , Abidjan
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Take a stroll through the business and administrative heart of Ivory Coast at The Plateau, home to a number of landmark buildings, shopping o
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National Park
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Escape from the capital's urban bustle and delve into a threatened world of natural rainforest at Banco National Park. The national park--a c
Garden
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At Jardin botanique de Bingerville, discover plants, insects, reptiles, and small mammals native to Ivory Coast. This small garden, dating ba

Abidjan

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Churches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Nightlife
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene. The Ebrie Lagoon separates the city districts, spread out across several small peninsulas overlooking the Gulf of Guinea and boasting picturesque beaches and a bustling harbor. The main attractions in Abidjan are its lively bars and clubs--which dot the city districts from the skyscraper-studded business center to the ramshackle suburban areas--along with a variety of trendy cafes and restaurants. If you tire of partying, places to visit in Abidjan include a number of museums, churches, and a vast, lush parkland. Add Abidjan and other destinations to your itinerary using our Ivory Coast trip site, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.

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Where to stay in Abidjan

Abidjan's numerous hotels, spread out across town, concentrate in large numbers in the Marcory commune and along the streets of the Plateau, the city's main business district. You can find accommodations in almost every price range for your stay in Abidjan, with three- and four-star hotels featuring free Wi-Fi and on-site restaurants the most common. Upmarket establishments cluster mainly in the fashionable Cocody district, providing luxurious lodgings and facilities.
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