Historical Places To Visit In Nigeria.

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1. Oduduwa Grove

You will like to visit it's one of the most sacred temples in Nigeria. Oduduwa Temple or Grove is in Ile-Ife, Osun State. This place is famous for Oduduwa, who was the legendary ancestor and progenitor of the Yoruba nation. He was also a founder of Ile-Ife. This city which became his last resting place in the world. At this location, you can find a statue of Oduduwa with the chain.

Thousands of people visit Oduduwa Grave every year. It includes not only Nigerians but also international tourists. It’s one of the best attractions of Ile-Ife.

2. Emir of Kano's Palace

If you want to see some ancient structures with the traditional style of Africa. The Kano Emirate is a magical place situated in Kano State. It’s the legacy of Emir who controlled Northern Nigeria a long time ago. His headquarters were located in Kano city. Kano actually hosts ancient artifacts of old civilizations that were present before the period of the British Colonization. Emir’s Palace is one of the fractures of this ancient civilization.

3. Ogbunike Caves

This magical place is situated in Ogbunike. It's one of the best sites of Anambra State. It’s the most famous collection of caves that you have never seen in the world. These caves have been used by local villagers for centuries as temples and sanctuaries. They provide spiritual and historical significance for all Nigerians. You would have to take more than 300 steps you will need to make to reach the cave.

The primary cave of the complex consists of an entrance and a big sacred open chamber. It’s one of the Nigeria historical sites that attract a lot of international tourists around the world. The chamber of the main cave has ten tunnels. They all connected with each other in the form of the labyrinth. Ogbunke caves are presented as the part of UNESCO Heritage Site.

4. Tafawa Balewa Square

Tifawa Balewa Square is one of the awesome locations to visit historical places of Nigeria. The whole place is situated in Lagos State. This magical construction was constructed in 1972. The picturesque entrance to the squire has four beautiful horses and seven red eagles. They define dignity and Strength.

There are also other monuments in the square that you shouldn’t miss. For instance, the Remembrance Arcade, where you can see the memorials of World War I and II, Nigerian Civil War Victims and the 26-storey Independence House.

The monument was built in 1963. It was one of the biggest and tallest constructions in the country. The capacity of the building is over 50,000 people, and it had a lot of different functions.

5. The Walls of Benin

You can see these walls located in the Benin City of Edo State. The main idea of these walls was the defence of the Kingdom of Benin. It’s still considered to be the largest human-made construction in the lengthwise. It’s hailed from the largest earthwork in the world.

The very beginning of this construction was in 800, and it was finished only in the middle of 15th century. It was provided to be the greatest construction in the country in the 13th century.

6. Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

This historical place is located in Osogbo. It's one of the most famous places of Osun State. It’s a wonderful place located along the banks of the Osun River. This location in the country is filled with sculptures, shrines, sanctuaries and art works. The whole complex was created in the name of the goddess of fertility. For today, it’s one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Historical places in Nigeria have a lot of interesting facts that you might need to consider. These places are our history, and it’s our task that we save them for future generation.

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Thank you @Adepretty. Even if those people in government don't do reasonable things on Nigeria, you're doing your own at least. Kudos to you.

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Thanks Olad. am proud to be a Nigerian

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This places must feel like nature 😌 I would love to travel there

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Trust me..they are beautiful and wonderful.

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This places are wonderful tourist centers. I have been to most of them and they are really amazing. I lived in Anambra, the location of the cave for sometime.

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Waoh....cool..I have been to only one of them "Osun Osogbo Scared Grove

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