Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Douala I, Cameroon


Churches & Art
Water & Wind
Heritage & Space
Paid Tours & Activities

Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 5 km
Ascend 52 m
Descend 52 m

Explore Douala I in Cameroon with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Sight 1: Maritime Museum

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The Maritime Museum of Douala East, located at Avenue des Cocotiers in Douala.

Wikipedia: Musée maritime de Bonanjo (FR), Website

170 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Ancien Hôpital Général

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The former General Hospital situated in Douala is a building constructed in 1896 by the Germans and designed by the architect Henri Drees.

Wikipedia: Former general Hospital of Douala (EN)

353 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Ancien commissariat de police de Douala

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The former police station situated in Douala is a building constructed at the beginning of the 20th century by the Germans to serve as the first police station under the German mandate.

Wikipedia: Former police station of Douala (EN)

288 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Ancien Palais des Rois Bell

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Ancien Palais des Rois Bell

The Palace of King Bell situated in Douala is a building constructed in 1905 by the Germans for King Auguste Manga Ndumbe. The building is also known as La Pagode; this name comes from the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, who remained in Douala in 1916–17, who calls it such in his famous novel Voyage au bout de la nuit.

Wikipedia: Palace of King Bell (EN)

58 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Doual'Art

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doual'art is a non profit cultural organisation and art centre founded in 1991 in Douala, Cameroon and focussed on new urban practices of African cities.

Wikipedia: Doual'art (EN), Website

257 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Chambre de Commerce

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The Littoral Chamber of Commerce, located near the Autonomous Port of Douala in the Bonanjo district, is a body responsible for representing the interests of commercial, industrial and service companies in a geographical area and providing them with certain services.

Wikipedia: Chambre de Commerce de Douala (FR)

305 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Villa Mandessi Bell

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The villa Mandessi Bell situated at Douala is a building constructed between 1904 and 1909 by David Mandessi-Bell a rich farmer and commissioner of the king Rudolf Manga Bell. This building is and architecture from the colonial period. It is a representation and legacy of the German occupation in Cameroon.

Wikipedia: Villa Mandessi Bell (EN)

803 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 8: Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

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The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul - situated in Douala, Cameroon - is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Douala and dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.

Wikipedia: Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Douala (EN)

1022 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 9: Temple du Centenaire

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The Centennial Temple was built in 1947 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Bethel Christian church built in 1847 in Douala. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Church of Cameroon.

Wikipedia: Temple du centenaire (FR)

1721 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 10: Hôpital Laquintinie

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The Laquintinie Hospital, located in the Akwa district of Douala, was founded in 1931, under the French administration.

Wikipedia: Hôpital Laquintinie (FR)


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