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Address: Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
Phone Number: 221338496161
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This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.

This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.

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Great sight

Goree is a pleasant island 10 mins boat from Dakar the slave house and the statue of the slaves are reminders of the islands past. It is not overly big but it is actually a lovely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Goree is a pleasant island 10 mins boat from Dakar the slave house and the statue of the slaves are reminders of the islands past. It is not overly big but it is actually a lovely place for a walk in a more peaceful area compared to Dakar. Also a beach for swimming is available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very inspiring place. Everyone needs to stop by and tour this house specially in these current intolerance and narrow mindness peak.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A visit to the museum Maison des Esclaves (House of Slaves) on the island of Gorée just outside Dakar is interesting and educational in spite of its depressing history. I went there on a Monday, not knowing it's closed on Mondays. On my way to the ferry terminal a young woman with a small child on her back accosted me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visiting dakar then you have to see this place, one of the touching stories of history. It moves you by showing a cruel side of human and the way they used to enslave other humans. Its a wake up call for human conscious. A must see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The House of the Slaves is a place of memory located on the island of Gorée, in front of Dakar. It was the last slavery of the city and remains today an extremely poignant emblem of this tragic episode, although Gorée was not historically a major place of embarkation of the slaves... To see if you are in Dakar ...Ticket... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is really touchy. You must see the place and hear the story of the slaves :( There were bad people then and there are bad people now.. The organisation is not so good though, they should also have the commentary in English at the house of the slaves. People could be advised about the time of this commentary on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful, quite and strange place, only some 15 minutes away from Dakar by boat. You can make a very nice and little walk around the island. Artists have all kind of work on display in the little streets. Goats walk around freely. The house of slaves hosts an interesting and sad piece of history. Surprisingly calm after... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service from the beginning. Took forever to get the menus and drinks. At one point i got my own drinks from the bar. The room was hot - the doors from outside were kept open even asking for them to be closed. The food was average. I asked for stuffed prawns. Told there were none. So asked for skewered... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our half day trip to this island, replete with history from the slave trade era. The house where the slaves departed from is worth a visit, as is the walk to the top of the island both for the views and the local handicrafts (we realized later how inexpensive they were and that we did NOT see many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house brings home all the harshness of the slave trade. Should be seen by any European or American. At the same time, the island is a gorgeous collection of colonial era buildings. The whole is a UNESCO world heritage site. The boat getting there is quite manageable, and well worth the trip if you are in Dakar. In fact... More 

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