Benin: Porto Novo – Royal Palace

Porto Novo is located in the western part of Benin, quite close to the Nigerian border. This was a separate kingdom in 18-20th centuries, known as Kingdom of Hogbobu, a rival of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the east. The Royal Palace aka Museum Honme is one of the main attraction in the city – a well-preserved red mudbrick complex describing the kingdom and King Toffa. The complex is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.