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The Sandervalia National Museum (French: Musée national de Sandervalia) is the national museum of Guinea, situated in the capital, Conakry. Most of the rooms are empty, but it contains a limited display of traditional objects from different regions of Guinea, as well as objects and statues from the colonial era. Various craft items are for sale.

The National Museum of Guinea opened shortly after independence in 1960. The small but compelling collection includes artifacts from prehistory to the struggle for independence, and the display of artwork, fetishes and masks is particularly captivating.

The Kakimbon Caves– The Kakimbon Caves, located in the Conakry suburb of Ratoma, are a site of great religious and cultural significance. Hire a local guide to explain the local legends and religious rituals.

The Cathédrale Sainte-Marie– The center of Christian life in Conakry is the Cathédrale Sainte-Marie. The first red and yellow bricks were laid in 1928, and the impressive design features many eye-catching Orthodox elements. The Palais Présidentiel is located behind the cathedral.

Conakry Grand Mosque, built in 1982 with funds from Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd. It is Africa’s fourth largest mosque, accommodating 2,500 women in the upper level and 10,000 men below. The large esplanade can fit an additional 12,500 worshippers. Although a lack of regular maintenance…

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