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St. Paul Cathedral

The Cathedral of St.Paul is an innovative structure created and designed by Italian architect Aldo Spiritom. This cathedral is unlike any other regular ones, as one can't really recognize that this as a religious place from its outside. But inside, the stained glass tableaux remind you of the basilica in Yamoussoukro.
Biblical stories have been depicted inside the cathedral, such as the story of God blinding St Paul when he was traveling to Damascus or the storm on Lake Galilee. After the basilica in Yamoussoukro, this is the most popular religious attraction in Ivory Coast.

Address: Blvd Angoulvant, Le Plateau, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Cité Administrative

When you visit the St. Paul’s Cathedral, it’s but natural that you will get to see the towers of Cité Administrative emerging over the cathedral. The formation is made up of massive copper colored blocks with fretted windows.

Address: Blvd Angoulvant, Le Plateau, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Hôtel Ivoire

Hôtel Ivoire was once a premium hotel in West Africa with facilities like 11 tennis courts, swimming pools, casinos, restaurants, grocery stores, nightclubs, sauna and bowling alley. In fact it was a township in itself. Even if today, it doesn’t attract too many guests, it’s worth a visit to remember the forgone glory.

Address: Blvd Latrille, Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Tel: +225 22 408 000

La Pyramide

La Pyramide is one of most enterprising architectural structures in Abidjan. Shaped in the form of a pyramid it is located right in the business centre of the city. Today it houses a gym and many other offices.

Address: Plateau Immeuble Pyramide, 11 B.P. 36 Abidjan 11, Côte d'Ivoire

Parc du Banco

The Banco National Forest lies on the outskirts of Abidjan and covers an area of 7,500 acres of tropical rain forest. Today, it is known for Abidjan’s largest commercial complex. The park also includes a picnic area, restaurant and an arboretum.

Address: 3km (1.9mi) northwest of central Abidjan, Le Plateau, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Cocody neighborhood

If you want to see how the rich people of Abidjan live then you should visit the Cocody neighborhood. The abidjanaise people here live in sprawling, expensive mansions with gardens. The Presidential tower and Hôtel Ivoire are located in this area itself.

Address: Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

The Plateau

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

Address: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire