The largest city in the country, a peaceful haven, and a brilliant hub for culture, history, and art, Accra is always a good idea for those who love to travel. From Airport residence to Osu boasts a plethora of new and old restaurants, chic boutique, charming art stores, and jamming bars that beg you to park, relax and have a drink.
Featuring recommendations by locals include booking.com, tripadvisor.com, and theculturetrip.com, our Accra city guide highlights some of the best places to check out in the city.
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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial park.
This park is one of the most popular tourist sites in the country, due to the great history of the first President of Ghana. It dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The mausoleum was designed by Don Arthur, houses the bodies of Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah.
The mausoleum represents an upside-down sword, which in the local culture is a symbol of peace. The design was made by great Italian marble, with a black star at its apex to symbolize unity. Its one tourist site that gets busy with visitors all the time from countries around the globe.
Speaking of places, a must-visit for culture and history lovers alike in the Osu Castle. The castle is also known Fort Christainsborg, is located in Osu, Accra, Ghana on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf of Guinea. Osu castle has been the seat of government in Ghana till John Kufour’s administration moved the seat of government to the Jubilee House.
The castle charges nothing or no gate fees but when there is an event they sometimes require an invitation.
Artists Alliance Gallery.
Art is not missing in Ghana, whiles this is the biggest and most attractive art studio I have ever visited in Ghana. I have to say visiting this studio the first time will help you grow the love you have for art. For those craving to see beautiful art and culture, this is the best art gallery you should visit. How much do you pay to have explored a beautiful studio like this? It is free to enter and explore. On days Prof Glover (the owner) is available- you get to hear the rich history behind all art in the studio.
Legon Botanical Garden.
For a great jungle Adventure, beautiful lagoon view then look no further, Legon Gardens got you covered. It’s the only jungle park in the Capital and receives visitors at all times.
Whiles you are in the capital suggests also checking out Legon Botanical Gardens, a jungle park that has existed for years with no problems.
Labadi Beach Hotel.
I feel thankful for being able to visit this hotel and meeting great chefs. I especially love the creativity of chefs at the Labadi beach hotel. Very soothing experience to stay over. Just near the beach. Good breakfast and very good location and facilities. Do not forget to try the outdoor restaurant near the beach that serves wonderful fish and Jollof rice – review of a verified traveler, Mumbai.
Rockstone’s Office (Django Bar)
There are tons of good and cool bars or clubs in Accra, so naming one as one’s favorite isn’t an easy task. With that being said, if you are visiting Accra for one night and want a place where celebrities visit, then Django bar is the best place for you to visit. Located inside Osu Ave Ext and is the hottest bar in Accra. The place is owned by the originator of hip-life culture music in Ghana and West African the great Reggie Rockstone.