If you are visiting Lagos Nigeria for the first time and thinking of beautiful places to visit, then this article is for you. Lagos is a big city divided into two main areas; the Island and mainland. This piece will explore five beautiful places you can visit on the Island.
If you are thinking about where the Island starts from, it’s simple; the Island begins at the last point of the third mainland bridge; that long bridge from Oworonshoki.
If you came visiting friends or family members who live on the mainland and just want to hang out on the Island, then let’s look through places where you can hang out.
Five Beautiful Places You Can Visit Within Lagos Island
1. National Museum Onikan
Whether you are coming from Carter bridge or the third mainland bridge, the National Museum is easily accessible from both bridges. The museum was founded in 1957 by the English archaeologist Kenneth Murray. The museum has a notable collection of Nigerian artworks, carvings, and archaeological exhibits. Do you want to know more about Nigeria’s history? then the National museum Onikan should be your first point of call.
2. Nike Art Gallery
Located at Ikate Lekki, Nike Art Gallery is home to beautiful artistic artworks. Owned by Nike Davies-Okundaye the four-storey building compromises an art gallery and textile museum featuring over 7,000 pieces. The Centre has a diverse collection of art by a multitude of artists. If you are a lover of photos, this gallery has a number of cool spots to take aesthetically pleasing ones.
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3. Elegushi beach
In case you didn’t know, the Island is home to a number of beaches, that is why it is called an Island; surrounded by water. On the Island is Elegushi beach at Ikate. With a gate fee of ₦1000, you can enter with your food. When inside, you can rent a cabana, walk barefooted on the water or even opt for a horse ride at a fee.
4. Lekki conservation park
This is located in the Chevron area, just before the Lekki 2nd toll gate. The Lekki conservation park is known for its famous canopy walk, monkeys, beautiful greenery, and wildlife. With a gate fee of ₦1000, you have a fun-filled day talking a canopy walk and seeing wild animals while surrounded by nature.
5. Lagos Island Market
Now that you are done feeding your eyes and mind with the beautiful scenery of Lagos Island, make a stop at the market for affordable items. Whether it’s foodstuffs, dresses, home appliances, the Lagos Island market has got you covered. However, be very vigilant while you are there to avoid falling victim to pickpockets. Also, go with a budget, so you don’t empty your account while shopping.
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