Ouidah Things to Do

  • Ouidah Cathedral
    Ouidah Cathedral
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  • Statue of the God Fa, Sacred Forest
    Statue of the God Fa, Sacred Forest
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  • The De Souza House overlooking Chacha Place
    The De Souza House overlooking Chacha...
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    Ouidah - Virgin Beach

    by ajayzener Written Jan 20, 2007

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    Casa Del Papa - Ouidah - Beach (Atlantic Ocean)

    One of the most quiet and silent beach that I ever visited is the Casa Del Papa beach in Ouidah. This beach is slightly rough. But very clean and beautiful. The maximum number of people whom I have seen in this beach during my numerous visits was during a party when there were 30 people. But otherwise I have always been happy enough to be the only one around the beach.

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    Museum - Ouidah

    by ajayzener Written Jan 4, 2007

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    Ouidah History Museum

    This museum is situated in the Ouidah Town within the compound of the Portuguese Fort. In its earliest days the Portuguese conducted trade for slaves within the walls of the compound, and throughout its history until it was taken by the Kingdom of Dahomey it served as the site of the diplomatic presence of Portugal in the area. After the fort became property of Dahomey in 1961, the Dahomean government began restoration, and in 1967 the fort became the Ouidah Museum of History.

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    Voodoo Festival , Ouidah

    by ajayzener Written Jan 4, 2007

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    If you are in Benin in the month of Jan, then you can attend the Annual Voodoo Festival on Jan 10. 60 percent of Benin's 6.3 million people practice voodoo. Almost 10,000 people visit ouidah every year to attend the festivals. Natives who live in US and south America come to re-live the cultural and traditional practices. The annual festival is held in tents decorated with the flags of different voodoo sects on a beach in the picturesque, coastal town of Ouidah, about 15 miles west of the commercial capital, Cotonou. The head of the Voodoo sect in Ouidah, lead the prayers before sacrificing goats and chickens on a seaside altar.

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    Porte du retour

    by ajayzener Written Jan 4, 2007

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    Porte du retour

    Ouidah is the place where million African was reduced as slaves and envoys in other countries throughout the world. This beach is one among so many others which were the starting place for the tragedy without Return. This beautiful and calm beach now shelters Porte du retour. The Porte du retour commemerates and asks the slaves to return to their homeland.

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    La Porte du Non Retour

    by ajayzener Written Jan 4, 2007

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    La Porte du Non Retour

    "La Porte du Non Retour" was built during the commemorations of Ouïdah 92. This gate symbolises the path to no return for the slaves who left Africa to the US and South America from the kingdom of Dahomey. It is the last stage of the road. Last walk towards elsewhere. It is the stage of the despair and desolation. Once arrived at the seaside, the slaves could do nothing about their fate. The slaves while arriving on this beach of Djègbadji for the last time, was unsure of their fate and went away without hope of return towards a horrible, disastrous destiny. The Republic of Benin and UNESCO wanted to institute the memory in order to prevent historical amnesia.

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