Information about Benin: Benin, officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin) and formerly Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline on the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country’s largest city and economic capital. Read More...

Heritages & Museums

The Ouidah Museum of History is an historical museum in Ouidah, Benin.

The fairly new Musée da Silva is one of the most popular highlights of Porto-Novo.

The Regional Museum of Natitingou is a Beninese museum located in the town of Natitingou , in the department of Atacora . It houses 360 pieces of collection dealing with archeology…

Discover the Museum of Abomey, in Benin: history and kings of the Danhomè (Dahomey) kingdom, architecture of the palaces, collections, teaching resources, …

La Fondation Zinsou is a private foundation created in 2005 in Cotonou (Benin), focused on social action and culture and dedicated to contemporary African art.

Ethnographique Museum of Porto– Established in the 1960s, this is the first museum of Porto Novo that holds a great collection of historical artifacts.

The Royal Palace, also known as King Toffa’s Palace and more recently Musée Honmé, is a former royal residence and today museum in Porto-Novo.

The artisanal Center is a great place to visit if you are interested in checking and purchase arts and crafts unique to Benin.

Great Mosque of Porto-Novo– Build in 1923 to 1925 by the African-Brazilian community it is a good example of the high quality of craftsmanship at this time and a precious one

   

 

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