It’s really no news that Nigeria has got lots of popular ancient landmarks, monuments, structures and sites. While some might have lost their original look due to time, weather and other environmental factors, some have also retained that exquisite look or gotten much better due to recent renovations and proper maintenance. Some landmarks stand the test of time while others depreciate in value and beauty. Here are some of the most popular Nigerian landmarks presented in two distant eras;
Mapo Hall is located on Mapo hill in the ancient city of Ibadan, and was constructed in 1925.
Carter bridge is one of the three bridges that connects Lagos Mainland to the Island, from Iddo on the mainland to Idumota on the Island. It was built in 1901 but was reconstructed in the 1970s.
Cocoa House is the first skyscraper in Nigeria and tropical Africa. Located in Ibadan, it was built in the 1960s and gracefully stands at 105 meters with 24 floors.
Broad Street is regarded as the Nigerian Wall Street and is located in Lagos State.
Now referred to as Tinubu square, is located in Lagos Island.
This landmark was constructed in 1976 in preparation for FESTAC 77.
Mary Slessor’s House
Mary Slessor lived in a modest house that was built in 1880, situated at Okoyong, Cross River State. She lived there for 15 years.
Cathedral Church of Christ
This is the oldest Anglican Cathedral in Nigeria and was opened in 1946. It is located at Marina.
Bar Beach is one of the various beaches in Lagos, located at Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island.
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