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Ten Tourist Spots in Onitsha

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Ten Tourist Spots In Onitsha

If you find your way across the River Niger bridge intro the bubbly and bustling city of Onitsha, Anambra state then it is important to experience the historical and entertainment value that the great city has to offer.  Don’t miss out on the amazing sights as we would be citing five hot tourist attractions in the city.

OBI’S PALACE

The residence of the traditional ruler of the Onitsha Kingdom is also called ‘Ime Obi’, it is the site for a lot of festivals and events and a major tourist attraction of the state. Located on a large expanse of land easily accessible, its architectural beauty is still a pride of the Kingdom. There is a large outdoor space where people gather during festivals to celebrate with the Obi. A lover of art, the Obi has spared no expense in making the palace an interesting gallery of sorts with statures of past Obis dotting the palace, artworks of cultural importance displayed about, and the palace staff easily recognizable with their garb.


  • Zik Masoleum

Azikiwe, a foremost Nigerian nationalist died on 11 May 1996,he was 92 years old. The significance of this epoch-making occasion centers on the principles and values that Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, held sacred in his contributions to the nation’s unity and democracy. It is located at Isiafor Layout, Nkpor

  • ONITSHA MALL

If you enjoy the good life, love shopping and hanging out then Onitsha mall is a top spot for you. It is located at Awka road, Onitsha.

  • THE RIVER NIGER BRIDGE

The River Niger Bridge in Onitsha (also known as the Onitsha Bridge), Anambra State connects southeastern Nigeria with western Nigeria over the River Niger. It is linked to Asaba in Delta State, Nigeria

  • The All Saints Cathedral

Grandeur and solemnity. If you’re looking for a combination of these, you’ll find All Saint’s Cathedral soothing.

Chuba Ikpeazu Memorial Stadium

Are you the sporty type that loves the thrill of the game, well Chuba Ikpeazu Memorial Stadium is a 12,000[1] capacity multi-use stadium in OnitshaNigeria and was built in 2009. It is currently the home stadium of Anambra Pillars F.C. and Anambra United F.C.

UPPER IWEKA

Upper Iweka is a popular location in Anambra State. This is because it serves as a meeting point of travelers in and around the state as it harbors almost all motor parks in Onitsha. It mostly serves as a departure point from Onitsha to any part of the country. 

REGINA PACIS COLLEGE ONITSHA

This popular secondary school located at Awka road, Onitsha groomed Five students who emerged finalists for the Technovation World Challenge in San Fransisco, United States.

ONITSHA MARKET

Onitsha Market is the largest market in Africa based on geographical size and volume of goods, Most of the major import merchants from Eastern Nigeria have their head offices within the market. The average traders in the area are known to bring in at least six consignments of 40 tonnes (40-feet containers) of goods annually.

Dennis Memorial Grammar School(DMGS)

Dennis Memorial Grammar School, more commonly known as DMGS, was founded in Onitsha, eastern Nigeria, by the Church Missionary Society in 1925. It was one of the premier schools until the civil war which brought destruction. There have been many changes in ownership, from church to state and back again.Some of the notable alumni are Prof Kenneth Dike, later the first African Vice Chancellor of the first Nigerian University and Late Justice J.P. Oki, former chief judge of Old Bendel state.

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