Bissau, in Guinea-Bissau, is a city of round and about 390,000 residents.
From here it’s about 130 miles (209 kilometers) to the northwest to Banjul - Gambia, Gambia and 1350 miles (2173 kilometers) to the north to Agadir, Morocco.
This city celebrates its past by preserving many of its most important heritage sites including Bissau Velho and also Fortaleza d'Amura. To learn more about the past, it’s also a good idea to visit other preserved old buildings in the vicinity of Bissau.
For a true taste of Bissau culture, pick up some tickets to the French Cultural Center, one of the region’s premier concert venues. After the show, why not follow your fellow theater goers to the nearby restaurants and explore the local specialties.
In Bissau be sure to investigate a few engaging museums, such as the National Ethnographic Museum, where you can always learn something new about the world. Explore the collections at your own pace, see the highlights, and then ask around to locate some of the more niche museums in the area.
For generations the private pleasure dome of this regions movers and shakers, today, the gates to Bissau’s most stately home are open to all. Call into the Presidential Palace, where the cream of Bissau society once entertained their guests.