One of the largest and impressive sculptures in the world which is called the African Renaissance Monument is located in the city. The Opening of this monument took place in 2010, timed to the day of the 50th anniversary of the independence of Senegal. On the monument, a couple with a child is depicted, their eyes fixed on the future and full of hope. This huge monument is made of concrete and covered with bronze. It looks very impressive.
To see one of the main historical sights of Dakar, it is worth going to Cape Verde. Here the historical Les Mamelles Lighthouse which was built in 1864, is located and is acting till present. It is the oldest beacon in the city, which is maintained by the efforts of locals. Its height is 16 meters. In close proximity to the beacon, several excellent observation decks from which the magnificent view on the peninsula opens are equipped.
In the closest neighborhood of the city, there is a world-famous natural sight – the lake Retba. The main features of the lake are the colonies of cyanobacteria living in it which paint the water in various shades, from gentle-pink, to deep violet. The best time for visiting the lake is the droughty period; at this time water the lake gains saturated scarlet color. In close proximity to the lake, is the popular souvenir market in which it is possible to get interesting hand-made articles made by locals. Here beautiful figurines from tree and stone, wickerwork and mass of other interesting accessories in national style are sold.