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Lagos Island is an island and district in Lagos. Lagos Island has a Central Business District (CBD).

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Tinubu Square

This district is characterized by high-rise buildings and businesses. The island is home to many of the city's largest wholesale marketplaces (such as the popular Idumota and Balogun markets). It also has the National Museum of Nigeria, a Central mosque, Glover Memorial Hall, Christ's Cathedral (CMS), and the Oba Palace. And lastly, there is the Tinubu Square- a site of historical importance, it was here that the Amalgamation ceremony that unified the North and South protectorate to form Nigeria took place in 1914. The few historic quarters that remain in the city are clustered around this square and in the nearby Campos district.

Broadstreet Junction

Ikoyi sits on the eastern half of Lagos Island and joined to it by a landfill. Ikoyi is also connected to Victoria Island by a bridge carrying a main road over a Five Cowrie creek. Ikoyi has a great number of hotels, night clubs, a recreational park and one of Africa's largest golf courses. It used to be a middle class neighbourhood, but in the 2000s, it became more of a fashionable residential enclave for the upper middle class to the upper class.

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Map of Lagos/Lagos Island

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  • 1 National Museum of Nigeria, Awolowo Rd (on Lagos Island, opposite Muson Centre), +234 1 263 6005. 9AM-4PM daily. The Museum Kitchen is open on weekdays and is a good place to try local Nigerian cuisine. Museum exhibits are kind of spartan but has some bronzes and masks of different tribes and the car in which General (Head of State) Murtala Mohammed was assassinated in 1976. If feeling so inclined, there is also the Rele (art) Gallery next door. ₦100 for Nigerians, ₦200 foreigners. Nigerian National Museum (Q1311732) on Wikidata Nigerian National Museum on Wikipedia
  • 2 Cathedral Church of Christ (On Lagos island, at corner of Marina Rd and Odunlami St). The oldest Anglican cathedral in the Church of Nigeria, with the foundation stone laid in 1867. However it was not completed until 1946. Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos (Q17003559) on Wikidata Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos on Wikipedia
  • 3 Shitta-Bey Mosque, Martin St. A mosque and religious learning centre, it is one of the oldest mosques in Nigeria. The current building dates back to 1891. Shitta-Bey Mosque (Q48791511) on Wikidata Shitta-Bey Mosque on Wikipedia
  • 4 Lagos Central Mosque, 36 Nmandi Azikwe Way. Lagos Central Mosque (Q60775381) on Wikidata Lagos Central Mosque on Wikipedia
  • 5 Omenka Gallery, 24 Modupe Alakija Crescent, +234 909 084 6991. Premier gallery for contemporary art in Lagos. Omenka Gallery (Q3882147) on Wikidata Omenka Gallery on Wikipedia
  • 6 Freedom Park. Memorial to independence and leisure park area in the middle of downtown, the site was formerly a colonial era prison. Freedom Park (Q25203190) on Wikidata Freedom Park (Lagos) on Wikipedia
  • 7 Soldier Idumota. A cenotaph built in 1948 by the Nigerian government to commemorate the soldiers who died during World War I and World War II. Soldier Idumota (Q20891550) on Wikidata Soldier Idumota on Wikipedia

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