Lagos: megacity, commercial nerve, touristic attraction, and land of opportunities. Naturally, a city such as it should only provide its residents and visitors with endless choices of sights, sounds, and activities, and it does indeed. Below are 20 of Lagos’ attractions that you certainly do not want to miss out on when you’re in town.
This is a ceremonial ground with a prestigious history and significant monuments (including memorials to victims of the world wars). With a 50,000 sitting capacity, Tafawa Balewa Square—popularly known as TBS or Race Course—hosts some of the biggest concerts and events in the city.
Located in Lagos Island.
This FIFA rated stadium faces the National Stadium and has some of the best sporting facilities in the country. It witnesses numerous top-billed sporting festivals and events, particularly local and international football matches.
Located in Surulere.
Third Mainland Bridge is the longest bridge in Nigeria and the second longest in Africa. It is flanked on both sides by the Lagos Lagoon and records the highest amount of traffic in the state on weekdays.
Location: Oworonshoki – Adeniji Adele, Lagos Island.
The Nigerian National Museum is a good place to see ancient distinguished Nigerian archaeological and ethnographic artworks.
Located at Onikan in Lagos Island.
A popularly acclaimed urban nature park rich in landscape, greenery, and wildlife, it is excellent for recreational activities.
Located along Lekki-Epe Expressway and Okun Ibeju Village, Lekki Peninsula.
The New Afrikan Shrine (or simply Shrine) offers you an alternative and infectious music scene within a colorful and vibrant environment.
Located at Agidingbi, Ikeja.
As one of the most beautiful gardens in the entire country, visit Jhalobia for your landscaping options, or to simply enjoy the provisions of its fantastic surroundings.
Located on Murtala Muhammed Airport road in Ikeja.
Lagos’ proud culture and heritage preservation site, and a favored location for the exhibition and expression of the creative arts.
Located on Hospital Road in Lagos Island.
It’s almost impossible to miss this unique landmark, due to its 31-meter height and architectural design. The National Arts Theatre is profoundly symbolic to performing arts in Nigeria.
Located at Iganmu, Surulere.
La Campagne’s exquisite environment captures and reflects the beauty and grandeur of Nigerian and African designs, cultures, and traditions. You can take it all in while enjoying your view of the Atlantic.
Located at Ikegun in Ibeju-Lekki.
This amusement park lives up to its name. Its recreational facility offers fun and excitement all year round! However, its actual situation is on the outskirts of Lagos, within Ogun State territory.
Located along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The first of a chain of entertainment centers within and beyond Nigeria, Silverbird Galleria’s magnificent structure stands as Lagos’ monumental figure for all things movies.
Located on Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island.
An island of sun, fun, and the beach. Visitors holidaying at Inagbe resort are provided with a tasteful and sophisticated environment for relaxation and excitement.
Located at Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.
Iga idunganran is where the Oba (Lagos’ monarch) resides. The palace was built in the 15th century and features ancient tombs and shrines. It also plays host to traditional festivities and tourists.
Located on Lagos Island.
This popular landmark features fountains, flowers, trees, and a life-sized statue of a historical figure—Madam Efunroye Tinubu.
Located on Broad Street in Lagos Island.
Another solidification of Fela’s iconic status, the Kalakuta Republic Museum was once a family house of the Ransome-Kuti’s. Now, the one-story structure is where to go to get a look and feel of the legend’s former belongings, both professional and personal.
Located on Gbemisola Street in Ikeja.
A visit to Lagos is incomplete if you don’t stop by at the impressive Eko Hotels and Suites. In addition to its excellent hospitality, Eko hosts the biggest, trendiest, and most exclusive events within its grand buildings.
Located in Victoria Island.
Nike Art Gallery is the biggest of its kind in West Africa, with four floors and an exceptional collection of artworks from different parts of the continent.
Located in Victoria Island.
The first thing that strikes you about this multi-purpose events facility is its urban architectural design. The next thing is how only the most sophisticated events seem to take place there.
Located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road in Victoria Island.
Yet another captivating getaway that Lagos city has to offer, the quiet town and coastline of Ikare is perfect for those who don’t need to get loud to have the time of their lives.
Located at Ikare.