Freedom Park Lagos Wins TripAdvisor Award Of Excellence
The Nigeria hottest culture and history spot was recently awarded TripAdvisor Award for Excellence following consistent roles in the promotion of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Lagos since inception in 2010.
Built in 1882 with £16,000 Shillings, the former Her Majesty prison was an important colonial landmark in the country. As a prison yard, it played host to radical nationalists such as Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Herbert Macaulay and Pa Micheal Imoudu who were then key players in the struggle for the a better Nigeria.
Transformed into a magnificent tourist attraction and event center in 2010, it is one of the ongoing programmes to preserve historic buildings on Broad Street and environs as well as help the state achieve its mega city ambition. The center has its own museum, a cat fish pond,a special gallery dedicated to Prof. Wole Soyinka, a serene ambiance for all kinds of event among other facilities.
Since its re-establishment, Freedom Park has played host to millions of people all over the world and is home to the country’s most popular festivals like; the Lagos Book & Arts Festival, iREP International Documentary Film Festival, Lagos Jazz Festival, Black Heritage Festival etc…