The island of Gorée lies off the coast of Senegal

Gorée, Dakar, Senegal

Simona Bertolaso

Dakar

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Siti Storici
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Inglese
Facility
Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

The island of Gorée lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, it was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast. Ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, its architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grim slave-quarters and the elegant houses of the slave traders. Today it continues to serve as a reminder of human exploitation and as a sanctuary for reconciliation.Numerous valuable buildings, such as the legendary House of Slaves.

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