Lagos, popularly referred to as “Eko” is a beautiful and vibrant city in Nigeria with numerous side attractions ranging from relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Lagos to visiting museums, art galleries, relaxation spots, markets, shopping malls, etc. There are also tons of parties, festivals, and events you can attend while in Lagos. Being a bustling and lively city, there’s an abundance of historical and cultural landmarks to visit as well as sport activities to engage in in case you’re the sporty type.
An architectural masterpiece and cultural landmark, the edifice is one of the few properties of the country that has stood the test of time. Being home to everything art, the National Theatre provides an avenue for you to learn a lot more about art while having fun in its lush environment. Constructed in 1976 by the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon and completely by General Olusegun Obasanjo, the National Theatre has continued to house ancient art, while progressively inviting modern works by new artists.
Parque Zoológico de Lagos
Rubber-limbed gibbons, marble-eyed lemurs, and fur ball marmosets are just some of the animals waiting to greet visitors at Lagos Zoo. Joining the primates in this semitropical park, approximately eight kilometers north of Lagos, are other residents like the sleek bobcat and rare species such as Indian muntjac deer. Heading up the entertainment is a troupe of cheeky meerkats. The variety of birdlife is impressive, and the colorful and exotic flocks include channel-billed toucans, rainbow lorikeets, and the wonderfully named chattering lory.
The New Afrika Shrine
Thinking about taking your nightlife escapades to the next level? Then think Fela Shrine a.k.a The New Afrika Shrine. From the genre of music to the inspirational story-telling lyrics, not forgetting the sacrosanct palm-wine, get ready to get a political education, a lesson in ‘shakin-it’ and a contact high! The New Afrika Shrine is an open-air entertainment centre located in Ikeja, Lagos State. It serves as the host location of the annual Felabration music festival. Currently managed by Femi Kuti and Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti.
The Terra Kulture is the one-stop tourist attraction for creative arts: literature, language, drama, visual arts, comedy, culinary, music, film, fashion design and dance. You can’t get all that art in one place anywhere else in Lagos. This artistic place can be found on plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos. Terra Kulture promotes the richness and diversity of Nigerian languages, arts and culture and it has six arms which aim to do that. The six arms are The Language School, The Craft Shop, A Reading Centre with current books on Nigeria.