City Guide, Brazzaville
Brazzaville city capital of the Republic of the Congo, on Pool Malebo of the
Congo River. The centre of Brazzaville is the administrative and commercial centre
of the country, not least because of its river and port connections. The city is
also home to the regional headquarters of the World Health Organization, national
university, a Roman Catholic cathedral and the Poto-Poto School of African Art.
Most of the tourist attractions are located in the capital city Brazzaville.
Specially to stay your holiday to Brazzaville are: Basilique Sainte : - Anne of
the Congo- was built by Roger Erell and is one of the most beautiful modern churches
in the world. Palais Du Peuple : - Palais Du Peuple is a magnificent colonial palace
built in 1901. Today, it is the presidential palace.
Cathedral Sacre-Coeur : - Cathedral Sacre-Coeur is a Catholic church constructed
by Mr. Augouard offering the views of downtown areas such as Poto Poto and Centrevilleetc.Pierre
Savorgnan De Brazza Memorial : - Pierre Savorgnan De Brazza Memorial is a new but
wonderful marble construction made in the memory of Pierre Savorgnan and his family.Le
Palais Des Congres : - The Palace of the Congresses and Le Palais du Peuple : -
The Palace of the People.
Culture and entertainment
Congo Culture History and Archaeology - Culture history, archaeological sites,
and other information related to the past of the modern country of Congo .Evenings
hold a lot of charm in Brazzaville. As the sun dips, the action starts and people
brace up themselves for the rocking night ahead.
Ram Dam : - Ram Dam is a nightclub located at Laico Maya-Maya Brazzaville Hotel.
It is one of the expensive but excellent bars in Brazzaville. Boom Boom Afrique
: - Boom Boom Afrique is a superb lounge and scores high on the list of best hangouts
in Brazzaville. Diplomat : - Diplomat is a local hotspot where you can listen to
local bands, watch local dancers and enjoy local karaoke. 3 D Bar : - 3 D Bar is
located close to Exotic Palace restaurant. This bar/lounge is a favorite among the
young and hip crowd in Brazzaville.
Food and drink
Restaurants in Brazzaville offer you the best culinary experiences. The local
food is very much familiar with French cuisines. You will discover abundant use
of chicken and sea ingredients such as fish, oysters and shrimps in the dishes.
One world wide dish of Brazzaville is Mouamba, which is chicken in palm oil. Most
of the times there is heavy use of the spices in the local delicacies. Even there
are numerous western style restaurants available in Brazzaville that serve awesome
food at reasonable prices. Most of the best restaurants are located on the banks
of the Congo river, thus offering you a fascinating view to admire while you eat.
Undoubtedly Shopping in Brazzaville is altogether a marvelous experience but
expensive too. The town has all kinds of things available but almost at four times
the price of thing available anywhere else in the world. Below are some of the very
popular shopping places amongst the people :
Casino : - Casino has the largest supermarket where everything is overpriced.
Marche Du Plateau Craft Market : - Marche Du Plateau Craft Market is a hot spot
for shopping where you can find an exclusive range of crafts, clothes and souvenirs
etc. Bargaining is a must.
Tala Na Miso : - Tala Na Miso is located on the same road as the Marche du Plateau
craft market. It specializes in wood carvings and some brass work. You will also
get an excellent collection of paintings from local artists but they are very expensive.
Brazzaville City Map