Abeokuta offers the ultimate getaway from the craze of Lagos which is a mega city. It’s replete with rocks and hills that give picturesque views of the ancient city.
Abeokuta’s history is rich and it’s culturally vibrant. There is so much to do in this city which makes it a perfect destination for tourists. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, identifies some of the spots to experience in the rock city.
Olumo Rock is the signature tourist attraction in Abeokuta and your visit is incomplete if you do not go there. It was a safe haven for the Egba people escaping from wars. It is an experience you will never forget that is if you climb the rock.
Visit the palace of the Alake of Egbaland
The current Alake of Egbaland is HRH Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo. He is responsible for keeping the peace in Egbaland. You can pay the palace of his Majesty a visit to know more about Abeokuta and Egbaland. If you are lucky, you may meet the Alake.
This is one of the restaurants that almost everyone in Abeokuta eats. So, if you are a foodie, Surulere is highly recommended. Interestingly, their foods are very affordable and inexpensive. Local foods are readily available.
June 12 Cultural Centre
The June Cultural Center has so many things to offer tourists. From watching movies to learning about notable Nigerians especially of Yoruba extraction and much more. It is located between the MKO Abiola International Stadium and Kuto Market.
Adire shopping at Itoku market
The Adire attire is the pride of the people of Abeokuta. Do not hesitate to buy one as a souvenir for your friends. It is quite affordable.
Adeniyi Ogunfowoke works at Jumia Travels, Lagos.
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