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Tjibaou Cultural Center

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“renzo piano”(35 reviews)
On the narrow Tina Peninsula of approximately 8 hectares, given by the Noumea Council, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre was inaugurated in May 1998 and was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. The Centre is a place of identical assertiveness...more
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Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
+687 41.45.45
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All reviews kanak culture renzo piano amazing architecture jean marie traditional huts new caledonia architectural wonder photo exhibition interesting building italian architect number bus an art gallery worth the trip guided tour caught the bus english speaking souvenir shop
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Reviewed yesterday

The architecture of the cultural centre was amazing. The gardens were beautifully laid out and lovely to wander around. We went with a guide and I would highly recommend to visit the centre this way as we got so much information that we would not...More

Thank Lois L
Reviewed 3 days ago

An awesome looking centre with beautiful gardens full of medicinal and food plants. Extraordinary architecture, but not so much of a museum as an educational centre. There are not many exhibits to see, with the emphasis more on research, apparently. There is a great though...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half a day here, walking on the trail then visiting the three halls and enjoying lunch and coffee there. The design was spectacular as was the site on the peninsula, plus it was easy to access on Bus 40 end of the route...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fIt is a nice please to see some art and learn from the different cultures in New Caledonia. Good place to buy souvenirs too.

Thank agg1981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there and back on the local buses which stopped just outside the gates. The inside exhibitions and the outside areas were very well laid out and informative. A nice morning visit.

Thank W O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a taxi ride from our hotel to this Centre well outside the city centre. Impressive design and layout. Some disappointment at the lack of English translations for all the major exhibits. Cafe lunch options quite limited. The garden walks were wonderful. Learnt a...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a rental car, so getting there was easy for us. The entrance fee is 1,000xpf. Hotel guests of Le Meriden Noumea get free entrance, máybe applies to other hotels as well. There were bilingual signboards with explanation of plants, life of kanak people,...More

Thank AJR_12315
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just amazing. It is a wonder how the modern architecture by Renzo Piano shows us the rich cultural history of NC.

Thank Iftikar K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dragged hubby and teenage son here very reluctantly but I was glad that we made the effort. It details very well the cultural, art and historical past of the Kanak culture. Make sure you enjoy the gardens and surrounds outside as well

Thank Rachael951
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pleasant location to spend a half day. Indoors many exhibitions and photographic history of the island. Nicely landscaped gardens with examples of native sculpture and mythology.

Thank Alex P
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Brenda R
10 February 2018|
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Response from yardenim2014 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea how much a taxi would cost because I took the bus. If you take the bus number 42 from the central bus station (5 minutes walk from Place des cocotiers, everybody will show you the way). You ought to go to the... More
shirley J
21 November 2017|
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Wendy M
28 April 2017|
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Response from Ouchmooey | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure it is free. You can catch a bus there and back from town easily. Sorry this took so long to answer. 😬