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Arch 22, Banjul

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Erected in honor of a major event from the country's recent history, Arch 22 commemorates a 1994 coup d'etat and remains one of the tallest structures in Gambia. Supported by eight columns, with a square colonnade on each side, the arch features an observation deck offering panoramic views of the city. The structure also houses a small ethnographic museum and a cafe. To visit Arch 22 and other attractions in Banjul, use our Banjul trip maker app .
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  • If you want to get an overview of the city, here is a possibility. On the upper floor there is an exhibition on the history of the country. From the semi-circular balcony you can see very nicely over the city, parliament, port and a mosque. The building is in a pitiful condition, elevator defective, therefore not really worth seeing for disabled people, you have to climb stairs. At the foot of the Arc de Triomphe there is a grandstand, where you can quickly get rid of souvenirs (bonbons, pens, etc.). Just because of the arch is not worth it, as part of a city tour you just take it with you.....
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  • Not really worth a visit. It's enough to look at it when you're driving or walking by.
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  • The stairs are easy to manage and can be done in stages. I doubt if the lift will ever be fixed. There are some exhibits about Gambian history that I found interesting. I paid 100 dalashis and had the whole archway to myself. You're basically paying for the view and different perspective of Banjul.
  • the dominant of Banjul with the exposition inside, great view from top over the whole city
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