The monument dedicated to the Amazons, whose official unveiling is scheduled for July 29, 2022, i.e. in about a month, has been completely visible since Monday, June 27, 2022.

A foretaste of the unveiling that commands admiration among the ranks of the population. Beninese and image enthusiasts. The work and the esplanade which shelters it feed all kinds of commentary, according to the conviction of each one.  From the top of its thirty meters, the statue which is today the object of all covetousness in Benin is finally cleared up to the delight of Beninese tourism. Centuries of history conveyed in a massive block carved with skill and subtlety. On a vast expanse haloed by a radiant aesthetic in the heart of the city of Cotonou, not far from the Presidency of the Republic. A mosaic of green space with medians dotted with lampposts, the Esplanade des Amazones is just waiting for its visitors to amaze them with the pleasant view it offers to all comers. The Statue of the Amazons, scheduled to be officially unveiled on July 29, 2022 by the Head of State, President Patrice Talon, will be a milestone in the annals of Benin’s tourist history. Far from any exaggeration, this architectural and heritage work comes, by its beauty, to give a renewal of singular attraction to the economic city of Benin, Cotonou. And if the Eiffel Tower identifies Paris in France, the monument of the Amazons today for Benin prints this same label and imposes itself as such according to the many appreciations that it already forces in the ranks of admirers.

A resolute march towards tourism…For 7 years, culture and tourism in particular have been at the heart of an ambition. In the broad lines of the Government’s Action Program (Pag), it is written that these two elements will be the subject of a captivating attraction and will constitute for the country one of the dominating levers of development. This dream, which at first was just a simple conviction, is gradually taking shape across the country. From the construction of roads to standard standards, to the establishment of hotel complexes and accommodation with high-speed connectivity, including the erection of monuments, museums and the rehabilitation of heritage sites throughout the territory, there is no better way to say that the champions of “revealed Benin” understood very early on that the tourist flow of a country begins with the enchantment that its image arouses in potential visitors. We must also not lose sight of the many efforts that are being made to restore the image of the Beninese cultural world and its actors. creation of the National Council of Organizations of Artists and Cultural Actors (Cnoa), the implementation of cultural classes and the establishment of the artists’ house planned for very soon, in short, the small dishes are in the process of be put in the big picture for tourism and the Beninese culture which could shine with a thousand shards in the years to come. We must also not lose sight of the many efforts that are being made to restore the image of the Beninese cultural world and its actors. creation of the National Council of organizations of artists and cultural actors (Cnoa), the implementation of cultural classes and the establishment of the artists’ house planned for very soon, in short, the small dishes are in the process of be put in the big picture for tourism and the Beninese culture which could shine with a thousand shards in the years to come. We must also not lose sight of the many efforts that are being made to restore the image of the Beninese cultural world and its actors. creation of the National Council of organizations of artists and cultural actors (Cnoa), the implementation of cultural classes and the establishment of the artists’ house planned for very soon, in short, the small dishes are in the process of be put in the big picture for tourism and the Beninese culture which could shine with a thousand shards in the years to come.

Tourism on the move in Benin: The statue of the Amazon uncovered in the heart of Cotonou – Matin Libre