Local Attractions

Things to do in Bissau

Built on a low-lying estuary where the Gêba River flows into the Atlantic, apart from the hectic traffic, Bissau is a low-key, unassuming capital. Discover the best local attractions in Guinea Bissau. 

Grande Mesquita de Bissau

The largest mosque in Bissau.

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Presidential Palace

The newly renovated presidential palace dominates Praça dos Heróis Nacionais at the northern end of Avenu Amílcar Cabral. Damaged during the civil war, its graceful, neoclassical facade now incorporates modern

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Pidjiguiti Monument

Three separate monuments to martyrs of the 1959 Pidjiguit Massacre when striking dockworkers were killed by the colonial police force. August 3rd, the day of the event, is a national holiday. There's also a bust of Amílcar Cabral in the square.

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Fortaleza d'Amura

Surrounded by imposing, if decomposing stone walls, this fort, originally built in 1753, is the headquarters of the Guinean military and off-limits to visitors. After dark, exercise caution when walking past the fort, which is off the southern end of Av Pansau Na Isna, and the area close to the port.

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