Goree Island

Gorée Island is the most famous tourist attraction in Senegal. It is particularly attractive for people interested in the Atlantic slave trade.

Situated east off the coast of Dakar, according to 2005 estimates, the population of Goree was 1,056.

Goree is both the smallest and the least populated of the 19 districts (communes d’arrondissement) of Dakar, Senegal’s capital.

Behind me is Historic Museum of Senegal in Goree. It is dedicated to the general history of Senegal. It is also known as the IFAN Historical Museum.
Behind me is the Historic Museum of Senegal in Goree. It is dedicated to the general history of Senegal. It is also known as the IFAN Historical Museum.
Irene amn myself at the House of Slaves on Goree Island.
Irene and myself at the House of Slaves on Goree Island.
The original École William Ponty in Gorée.
The original École William Ponty in Gorée. A government teachers’ college. Many of its graduates would one day lead the struggle for independence from France, including Félix Houphouët-Boigny of Cote d’Ivoire.
The St. Charles-Borromée Church
The St. Charles-Borromée Church on Goree. (Eglise St. Charles). Its construction ended in 1830. Picture with friends from Nigeria and Kenya we met in Dakar during that period.

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