travel42 Port Guide: Cotonou

Cotonou travel42 Port of Call Guide

This sprawling administrative and commercial center isn't the official capital, but serves as the de facto one. It's a fairly ugly city—the architecture might be described as Late Stalinist Gothic. Any time spent in the city can be partially repaid by a visit to the Dantokpa Market, a bustling daily market stocked with everything from the mundane (yams and flip-flops) to the bizarre (dried lizards and other fetishes). There's also the Center de Promotion de l'Artisanat (Artisanal Center) ...
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