The island of Gorée lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, it was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast. Ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, its architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grim slave-quarters and the elegant houses of the slave traders. Today it continues to serve as a reminder of human exploitation and as a sanctuary for reconciliation.

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Island of Gorée

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Region
Africa
Country
Senegal 
Category
Cultural
Name
Island of Gorée
Selection Criteria (?)
(vi)
Year of Registered
1978
Keyword
Island, Registered in 1978