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 the city who, although he 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. However, you will find that Oba’s Palace stands out among the Lagos’ other attractions.
Home to fascinating historyThe 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 artifacts has remained, and the building has become an enormously popular site to visit. The palace offers tours that allow you to see some of these important artifacts and thereby learn important facts about the rich history of Lagos.
A celebration of traditionThe Oba of Lagos fulfills an important role in the proud traditions of the city, and the 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.
Lagos is the perfect expression of modern Nigeria, reflecting the economic strength of the country while still holding on to a valuable traditional culture. When staying at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel in Lagos, you can take advantage of the perfect location as the hotel is situated on Victoria Island, ideal for exploring the culture of this intoxicating city.