Lagos state is a very popular state and is among the top 10 most populated in Nigeria. It is located in the southwest zone of the country with a population of about 20,000,000, comprising of both indigenes and non-indigenes, which makes it the sixth largest city in the world and a major financial hub in the country.
Lagos is known for some amazing historical places and landmarks such as:
The Eyo of Eko Statue
Iga Idungaran Of Oba of Lagos
The Freedom Park
Tafawa Balewa Square
Taiwo Olowo’s monument
Nigerian National museum
Ikare Camp, and many more..
A lot of other amazing facts you never knew about this mega city is that:
It has the tallest building in West Africa, the NECOM House Towers, which is about 160m above the city.
It had the fourth-highest GDP in Africa, which equates to US$33,67 Billion
The Lagos Port Complex also referred to as Premiere Port in Apapa Quays is the largest port in Nigeria
Lagos was a major centre for slave trade until 1841 when Oba Akintoye ascended to the throne and banned slave-trading
It had the longest bridge in Africa. The Third Mainland Bridge which connects the Lagos Island to the mainland was the longest in Africa before 1996. It is about 11.8km and was built by Julius Berger.
Now a lot of people love Lagos because of its high level of social events and entertainment activities. Different people have their choice of location and preference with it comes to hanging out or having fun, however, not all these places have been totally explored!
Below are some beautiful and top places you can still have your great time in the mega city
Jara Beach Resort
Jara Beach Resort is arguably the best beach resort in Lagos at the moment. The resort stands out with her offering of an all-inclusive stay at the beachfront property. The resort is located in Museyo, Eleko, Lagos and is easily accessible by road. At Jara Beach Resort. three full meals (and snacks!) await – carefully curated and prepared; a fusion of international favourites and locally sourced ingredients – from the land and the sea.
Jhalobia Recreation Park and Garden
Jhalobia Recreation Park and Gardens is on Muritala Mohammed International Airport Road, Lagos. It is situated between the Hajj Camp and Ajao Estate. Visitors to Jhalobia are always awed to discover a haven of carefully planned park and garden space with its beautiful, unspoilt, tranquillity in the heart of boisterous Lagos.
The recreation park provides the ideal setting for superb white weddings, Nikah, traditional, registry or engagements. Jhalobia is also suitable for picnics, product launches, school visits, religious retreats, anniversaries, quiet time with nature and a perfect location for movie and musical shoots. It has a stunning environment which brings a unique atmosphere to your events.
Nike Art Gallery
Founded in 2007, the Nike Art Gallery provides a soothing atmosphere for the display of artworks, and undoubtedly the biggest reservoir of indigenous Nigerian artwork collection. It is a privately-owned art gallery in Africa opened to the public.
The Nike Art Gallery in Lagos is the largest with four floors of artworks of different descriptions such as paintings in different media, batik and Adire fabrics, embroidery, appliqué, beadworks, pen & ink drawing on paper and on canvas, aluminum & copper works and sculptures also in different media, all set out in the most conducive climatic condition. In fact, the Lagos Nike Art Gallery is a hub for art lovers, art collectors and visiting tourists in Nigeria. A mixed grill of ethnic, traditional and contemporary artworks are found in all the branches of Nike Art Galleries in Nigeria.
Lekki Conservation Center
The Lekki Conservation Centre is run by the Nigerian conservation foundation (NCF). If you enjoy watching and studying plants and animals in their natural habitat, this place is a must-visit for you. There’s a lot of exploration themed activities to carry out there, not forgetting the fearless canopy walk. You will have a time of your life discovering the nature park and appreciating its splendour. Beware, there’s a lot of walking around to be done at this park, so be ready!
Bogobiri House Ikoyi
Bogobiri house is made up of two buildings, each housing a restaurant and a set of guest rooms. The furnishing and interiors of the restaurant consists mainly of artistic and rustic ornament and furniture, including chairs, cushioned benches, sofas, tables and stools with heavy sculptures of African reliefs and patterns and made from a mix of raw timber, straw, jute, rocks and leather materials sourced from within the country. There are also bars, an art gallery and corners for live jazz bands within the restaurants.
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