The 9 Best Things to Do in Monrovia, Liberia

October 10, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Monrovia /mənˈroʊviə/ is the capital city of the West African country of Liberia. Located on the Atlantic Coast at Cape Mesurado, Monrovia had a population of 1,010,970 as of the 2008 census. With 29% of the total population of Liberia, Monrovia is the country's most populous city.
Restaurants in Monrovia

1. Centennial Pavilion

Monrovia, Liberia
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4 based on 11 reviews

Centennial Pavilion

The hall was built in 1947, to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the country's independence, and is situated on the inauguration spot for Liberia's presidents.

Reviewed By koyli - Melbourne, Australia

Whilst on a visit to the National Museum, I also took time to visit the Pavillion, which is next door to the museum. Parking is good for both. I did not have to pay any entry fee, and was not asked for a donation, though I would have happily given a small donation. Not 100% sure if you can just wander around, though I did have a "guide" with me, who did not ask for any money. This is the building where all presidential inaugurations take place. It did have a feel about the place, with bright Liberian colours and portraits around the wall. I could feel the sense of importance the locals attach to this building. I was invited to look upstairs, but was told that there were only more chairs up there. I was very happy that i had taken the time to visit this location. It could be "done" in 30 minutes or so.

2. Wulki farms

Kakata highway | Careysburg, Monrovia, Liberia 06.327.637
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Wulki farms

Reviewed By Billy B

I visited Wulki Farms twice during my ICS placement, spending some much needed time in the pool and exploring the grounds of this impressive estate. The swimming pools are excellent, especially considering where you are, and we had lots and lots of fun jumping in and out. There are also Crocodiles and Ostriches to be found, and the general area had some pretty good birding too.

3. Social Impact Tours

Business Start-Up Center Monrovia, Monrovia, Liberia
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Social Impact Tours

The Social Impact Tours are specially curated tours that visit Liberia's most innovative social and economic changemakers. Jointly run by civil society organization Accountability Lab and business incubator Business Start-Up Center Monrovia, the tours focus on social impact, integrity, and business development in Liberia.

Reviewed By troppone - Helsinki, Finland

I believe we took the third ever social impact tour. Each tour has been just slightly different, depending on the circumstances. Everything went very well - the places/businesses shown were varied and VERY interesting - giving fantastic insight to "grassroots Liberia".
I feel that that particular Saturday is definately one of the best spent in Liberia, and the value for money is great. In addition to meeting some truly courageous and entrepreneurial Liberians, it is also a nice opportunity to meet fellow expats/travellers.
As a sidenote, the food that was served was delicious. I only wish there were more items to purchase, as a way to support the activities.
Go there!

4. Providence Island

Monrovia, Liberia
Excellent
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3.5 based on 15 reviews

Providence Island

The landing spot of freed American slaves who settled in Liberia in the early 1820s.

Reviewed By Lisa W - Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Went to Providence Island on a Saturday morning and all the staircases giving access to the island were locked! We were told that it is open on holidays and special occasions only...which is a bit odd. It seems like just keeping the access open, cleaning up the place could be an excellent income generation activity for a few people in Monrovia. Even better if there were oral historians around to tell the story of this very unique history on the continent. For those of us who come from so far to see, learn and experience lessons that make up our heritage, it is a big let down not to have the chance to make these small connections. Come on city of Monrovia--you are so resilient-- lets see getting this monument up and running!

5. Ce Ce Beach

Monrovia, Liberia
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Ce Ce Beach

Reviewed By AfricaAsiaTraveller - general

I used to frequent Cece Beach when I worked in Monrovia a few years ago. Returned with friends this time, to find (1) it has changed names (it is now White's Beach), (2) the restaurant and bar have closed, and (3) storms have removed much of the property. There are still rental bungalows but no services. I hope someone re-opens it, because it is a great site.

6. Sacred Heart Cathedral

Broad Street, Monrovia, Liberia
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Reviewed By TexasIrishman - Canyon Lake

I worked at the Rafiki Village Orphanage two years after the end of the civil war. During this time there was poverty every where with little or no clean water and no electricity. My work at the Village was both rewarding fulfilling.

7. Liberian National Museum

Broad Street, Monrovia, Liberia
Excellent
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3 based on 44 reviews

Liberian National Museum

Reviewed By Midlagos - Accra, Ghana

Although many of the exhibits had been looted during the civil war, there was still plenty to see. There's plenty of insight into West African culture and tradition so if you can make time for a visit

8. Mamba Point Rental Services

Monrovia, Liberia +231 88 659 5982

For almost ten years, we have been providing a range of services to local and international clients. We have experience in all 15 counties of Liberia. We provide Monrovia tours, excursions through the country, airport transfers and vehicle rentals. Please visit our website for more information.

9. Matadi Central Mosque

Street 21st, Monrovia, Liberia
Matadi Central Mosque

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