Lagos is a vibrant modern city that still finds a place for important cultural traditions. Nowhere is this clearer than at the Oba's Palace on Lagos Island. The Oba of Lagos is the traditional and ceremonial sovereign of Lagos who, although has no political power, is an important figurehead in Nigerian culture and his palace is a fitting tribute to the role.
Lagos has many sites which celebrate both the history and modernity of Nigeria, including the vibrant Lekki Market. The Oba's Palace is one of the best of these, and just twenty minutes away from the luxurious Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos V.I.
Home to fascinating history
The Oba's Palace is known as Iga Indungaran and was first established in 1630. Since then the building has been altered and renovated many times – most recently a few years ago when the palace received an extensive overhaul.
Throughout all these changes the function of the Oba's Palace as home to many ancient local artefacts has remained and the building has become an enormously popular site for tourists. The palace offers tours that allow visitors to see some of these important artefacts, and so learn important facts about the history of Lagos.
A celbration of tradition
The Oba of Lagos fulfils an important role in the proud traditions of the city and the Oba's Palace is a fitting home for this significant figure. Visiting the site is a great way to gain an insight into the office of the Oba and visitors will find that this understanding will enrich any stay in Lagos.
Lagos is the perfect expression of modern Nigeria, reflecting the economic strength of the country while still holding on to a valuable traditional culture. Guests enjoying the service at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos V.I. will find that from this superior hotel in Victoria Island the culture of this intoxicating city is within easy reach.