Dakar, cosmopolitan and historic city
Dakar, capital of Senegal and former capital of French West Africa, is built on a magnificent site, the Cape Verde peninsula, backed by the Atlantic Ocean and bounded by two headlands: the North, the Almadies with east beaches Ngor, Yoff and Cambérène. Its location at the western end of Africa has encouraged the first settlers, and trade with the New World, and gives it a unique position at the intersection of African and European cultures. A beauty legacy infrastructure of the colonial era - the harbor, the railway station, town hall, the Kermel market, the Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly, the museum Théodore Monod African art in Dakar, the Cathedral of African Remembrance, the famous Sandaga market in neo-Sudanese architecture - were added newer buildings and attraction sites such as the great mosque, the Gate of the Third Millennium and craft village Soumbédioune. the Magdalen Islands, the two hills Udders, the mysterious island of Teunguène are among other attractions to discover Dakar.