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Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo)

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I expected a little more, although it's not bad

I expected a little more, although not bad, the city, although beautiful, does not have great... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Girona, Spain
French-Italian explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza

We learnt about the life of French-Italian explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and it's a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
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Founded in 1965, the Musée National du Congo features a collection of Congolese art and historical artifacts.
Avenue Patrice Lumumba | Bp 994, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
+242 833 713
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

i recommend trying these places. Musée National tells most about the colonial era with de Brazza's outstanding statue. In the same area you'ill find banks and shops among which Casino tops the list. From this place you can head to la Corniche for a walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is a must see for Brazzaville, but it is also a little disappointing. The information inside could be gotten almost entirely off wikipedia. A first class museum could create some really nice exhibits, even though space is limited.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Craig H
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I expected a little more, although not bad, the city, although beautiful, does not have great monuments or spectacular museums, this monument / museum is architecturally beautiful and well made in itself, and the exhibition of the French explorers who gave name to the city...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We learnt about the life of French-Italian explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and it's a beautiful and elegant dome-shaped construction built from white marble.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Pierre Savagnon de Brazza was an Italian officer in the French Navy when he decided that France needed colonies in Central Africa. So he set off to the north bank of the Congo river, entered into a treaty with a local chief, and presented his...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank A E
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a small museum, also known as the Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza Memorial. Admission is FREE, so it’s worth a visit. The lower level has the tombs of Savorgnan, his wife, his brothers and I think his children. The main level has photo exhibitions...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I really liked this small museum, very well preserved and dedicated to the french-italian founder of the city of Brazzaville, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. Inside, several pictures and description praising the life of the explorer, whose remains were transported here after passing through Paris and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a wonderful place where we can know a little bit about Brazzaville's history. Inside on the bulding there are the remains of the Brazzaville founder. Outside there are an amazing garden with a statue of Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

I found this mausoleum very interesting, especially as an Italian, because it's about a seldom remembered history. Plus, you can see how colonialism, with its many shortcomings, can be overcome and integrated as part of local history and pride. Congrats Congolese :-)

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank federico f
Reviewed 26 December 2014

I an an Italian engineer, living since 1 year in the Republic of Congo, where I work at the construction of a section of National Road from Brazzaville to Pointe Noire. So I'm very often in Brazzaville. A visit to this place is well worth....More

Date of experience: November 2014
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Shannon E
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Response from Zanatani | Reviewed this property |
There is no ticket to pay. You must just leave an identity document at the reception and sign a visitor register. As simple as that