Door Of No Return

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The Door of No Return, also called “La Porte Du Non Retour” is in Benin. The monument marks the path by which the slaves walked their last walk on their own land before being traded to another country. Slave trade in Benin took place for around 200 years, the last being in mid-19th century. Thousands of people left their families, their homes and their land for the purpose of survival of their loved ones. There were four places in Africa where these slaves were assembled and then transported. These places were called slave ports. The monument describes this history, and is one of the four slave ports. The Door of No Return was inaugurated in 1995, and is dedicated to all those who walked this treacherous path.

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  • Door Of No Return Address: Benin, Allada
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Door Of No Return Reviews & Ratings

  • It's a 4km road leading up to the Door of No Return. It's rich in history and one of the biggest tourist attractions in Benin Republic. Worth visiting multiple times. As a guide, I've been there a couple of times and I must say that the story which is told by the guides at the Door is one I never get tired of listening to.

  • Memory of the past can help understand the present and build a better future. Though some history can be difficult or painful, reluctant and even sorrowful, it is as important to keep it as it is for a tree to keep its roots. Identify comes from history. Losing roots is losing self. Schools should add historical tourism to their outdoor activities. Humanity is one

  • This site can only be compared to sites in Senegal, Cape Coast in Ghana and Zanzibar in terms of historical significance of the lack race.

  • The history of this place is amazing.. lovely setting to take a picture for the memories

  • Historical town, beautiful museum, python temple. Really awesome

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