Adeniyi Ogunfowoke: 5 spots you must experience in Abeokuta

Olumo Rock in Abeokuta
Olumo Rock

Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, offers the ultimate getaway from the craze of Lagos which is a mega city. Replete with rocks and hills that give picturesque views of the ancient city, it is rich in history and culturally vibrant.

There is so much to do in this city which makes it a perfect destination for tourists. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, identifies some of the spots to experience in the rock city.

  1. Olumo Rock

The Olumo Rock is the signature tourist attraction in Abeokuta and your visit is incomplete if you do not go there. It was a haven for the Egba people escaping from wars. Climbing the rock is an experience you will never forget.

  1. Alake’s palace

The current Alake of Egbaland is HRH Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo. He is responsible for keeping the peace in Egbaland. You can pay the palace of the monarch a visit to know more about Abeokuta and Egbaland. If you are lucky, you may meet the Alake in person.

  1. Surulere Restaurant

This is one of the restaurants where almost everyone in Abeokuta eats. So, if you are a foodie, Surulere is highly recommended. Interestingly, the food is very affordable. Local delicacies are readily available.

  1. June 12 Cultural Centre

The June Cultural Centre has so many things to offer tourists. From watching movies to learning about notable Nigerians especially of Yoruba extraction and much more. It is located between the MKO Abiola International Stadium and Kuto Market.

  1. Itoku Market

The Adire attire is the pride of the people of Abeokuta. Do not hesitate to buy one at Itoku Market as a souvenir for your friends. It is quite affordable.