Senegal: Dakar – Ile de Goree (Goree Island)

Ile de Goree (Goree Island) is located about 2km offshore in front of the Dakar Harbor. It’s a historic island, UNESCO World Heritage Site, primarily as a symbol and place recognizing the toll of the Atlantic slave trade. One of the main museums on the island is the House of Slaves (next post). Besides that building, there is a historic fort, several gun batteries, and a plethora of other historic buildings dating back to 17th and 18th centuries at the time of the slave trade. On the island’s highest point, there is a white Goree Island Memorial.