Grand Bassam

Travel to Grand-Bassam – Colonial Craft and Tourist City

Grand-Bassam is located in the region of Eastern Ivory Coast and east of the major city of Abidjan.

It was once the capital city of the country between 1893 and 1896, however, since then the capital has changed many times and as a result of the growth of Abidjan, much of Grand-Bassam has been abandoned.

However, in the late 70s, Grand-Bassam began to develop and thrive as a tourist destination and craft centre.

Here you will find such attractions as grand colonial buildings in the Ancien Bassam section of the city as well as a cathedral and the Ivory Coast National Museum of Costume.

  • Visit museums and cathedrals.
  • Admire colonial buildings in the old city.
  • Explore a former capital of the country.


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