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Abidjan is referred to as "Paris of West Africa", which flourished during Felix Huphouet-Boigny. The civil war and political issues have reverse effects on the development of the city and the country. Some famous and modern landmarks of Abidjan include La Pyramide, a ziggurat-like building.

St. Paul Cathedral

The Cathedral of St.Paul is an innovative structure created and designed by Italian architect Aldo Spirit. This cathedral is unlike any other cathedral. The stained glass tableaux remind you of the basilica in Yamoussoukro. After the basilica in Yamoussoukro, this is the most famous religious site of the Ivory Coast.
Address: 8XMH+5X7, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Cité Administrative

When you visit the St. Paul's Cathedral, it's natural that you will see the towers of Cité Administrative emerging over the cathedral. The formation is made up of massive copper-coloured blocks with fretted windows.
Address: Av. Jean-Paul II, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

La Pyramide

La Pyramide is one of the most enterprising architectural structures in Abidjan. It is shaped in the form of a pyramid located right in the city's business centre. Today it houses a gym and many other offices.
Address: 14 Bd Fernand Point, 38200 Vienne, France

Banco National Park (Parc du Banco)

The Banco National Forest lies on the outskirts of Abidjan and covers an area of 7,500 acres of the tropical rain forest. Today, it is known for Abidjan's most prominent commercial complex. The park also includes a picnic area, restaurant, and greenhouse.
Address: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Cocody neighbourhood

If you want to see how the rich people of Abidjan live, you should visit the Cocody neighbourhood. It is home to many sprawling, expensive mansions with gardens. The Presidential tower and Hôtel Ivoire are located in this area.
Address: Cocody, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The Plateau

The Plateau is the central business district of Abidjan, adorned by many shops, offices, and restaurants. Even after the capital of Ivory Coast was shifted to Yamoussoukro, many republic buildings like the Presidency and National Assembly are based at The Plateau.
Address: Abidjan, Ivory Coast