Discover the capital of Senegal from this city center hotel
Whether you’re seeking the rush of outdoor adventure, or looking to discover West Africa’s vibrant and complex culture, the Radisson Blu Hotel at Dakar Sea Plaza provides the perfect base for day trips to discover attractions in the area. From museums and architecture to beaches and wildlife, there is plenty to explore nearby.
History, culture and natureWith a tepid climate cooled by ocean breezes, Senegal offers a number of outdoor excursions, perfect for experiencing the hospitality of the people and the beauty of the scenery. During your stay, plan a day trip to nearby Gorée Island. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, this culturally significant location includes the famous House of Slaves, a museum that thoughtfully presents the history of the Atlantic slave trade.
For a trip a little closer to the hotel, enjoy an afternoon in the capital’s downtown. Absorb the rich antiquity of Senegal by visiting the Théodore Monod African Art Museum (formerly called the IFAN Museum of West African Art), and be sure to stop by the Grand Mosque, a handsome modern structure that reflects a blend of French and Moroccan influences. You can also shop at nearby Sea Plaza, or relax in the tranquil surrounds of the Buddhattitude Spa.
- Cheikh Anta Diop University – 1.5 km. Also known as the University of Dakar, this prestigious establishment is attended by more than 60,000 students in a variety of fields and counts many well-known African figures amongst its alumni.
- The Grand Mosque – 3.7 km. Located in the lively Medina area, this impressive mosque was built in 1964 and forms an oasis of calm in the midst of the city.
- Presidential Palace – 5.4 km. Set in ornate gardens, this grand, historic structure dates from 1907 and is the residence of Senegal's president.
- Hann Park – 5.6 km. This 52-hectare public gardens and zoo is a pleasantly leafy, green place to spend a quiet afternoon in nature.
- Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor – 6.2 km. Home of the Senegalese national football team, this multi-purpose stadium also hosts rugby union and other sporting events.
- Théodore Monod African Art Museum – 6.3 km. Previously known as the IFAN Museum of West African Art, this small but comprehensive museum covers all aspects of African culture. Discover everything from traditional dress and carvings to musical instruments, tools, masks and more.
- Ile de Gorée Beach – 8.6 km. Along with its historical significance, Gorée Island is also home to a beautiful beach – just one of many lovely beaches in the Dakar area.