La ville de Porto-Novo

Photo by Stanislaw Warwas.

La ville de Porto-Novo: quartiers anciens et Palais Royal is part of the Tentative list of Benin in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The old quarters and Royal Palace of Porto-Novo reflect its period as the capital of the tributary of the Yoruba kingdom of Oyo and the French colony of Dahomey. The Royal Palace is also known as King Toffa's Palace, referring to the late 19th century ruler King Toffa I who was renowned for his openness and cooperation with the colonial powers.

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Full Name
La ville de Porto-Novo: quartiers anciens et Palais Royal
Country
Benin
Added
1996
Type
Cultural
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By ID
1996 Added to Tentative List

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La ville de Porto-Novo: quartiers anciens et Palais Royal (T)
WHS 1997-2021