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Place des Martyrs, Cotonou

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The monument stands as a memorial to the victims of the coup d'état that Bob Denard and his mercenaries tried in 1977. The monument features three statues of soldiers with weapons in their hands and a flag behind them. If you'd like to linger, you can sit on the staircase here and soak up your surroundings. Plan to see Place des Martyrs and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cotonou travel route planner.
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  • Place de Martyrs appears to be some kind of military memorial to Beninese fighters in some sort of conflict that occurred in 1977. Also, next to the statues is a park where several homeless African....  more
    Place de Martyrs appears to be some kind of military memorial to Beninese fighters in some sort of conflict that occurred in 1977. Also, next to the statues is a park where several homeless African....  more »
  • It’s an ok place. Nothing much to visit. One drive past this all the time. So nothing special!! But worth a visit in such a small place. Cotonou has not much to do anyway. So this is a sweet place.....  more
    It’s an ok place. Nothing much to visit. One drive past this all the time. So nothing special!! But worth a visit in such a small place. Cotonou has not much to do anyway. So this is a sweet place.....  more »

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