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Goree Island , Senegal
Goree Island

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Goree Island is symbolic of the history of the slave trade.

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Goree Island Senegal
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Goree Island

Goree Island, just off the coast of Dakar, is a must-see. Not for the beaches but for its atmosphere. Goree is tragically linked to the slave trade, but it is also a fantastic island, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Three museums are worth seeing here; the Historic Museum, the Sea Museum and the House of the Slaves. Nearby you will find the oldest mosque in Senegal under a cliff.

Goree Island

Goree Island , Anse de Gorée beach , Senegal
Anse de Gorée beach

Thanks to its fine sandy beach, Goree Island is a great place to combine both culture and relaxation

© François-Xavier Gutton / EASYVOYAGE
Goree Island , Locals on the beach , Senegal
Locals on the beach

Just a stone's throw from Dakar, Goree Island only has 1,100 inhabitants

Goree Island , Goree Mosque , Senegal
Goree Mosque

Built in the late 20th century, Goree Mosque is one of the oldest in Senegal.

Goree Island , The Museum of Women , Senegal
The Museum of Women

The Museum of Women opened in 1994 and offers an insight into the daily lives of Senegalese women

Goree Island , Colonial building , Senegal
Colonial building

Many of the island's monuments and museums bear testimony to its rich history

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