Bissau, the country’s largest city, main port, military and administrative centre, is the capital of Guinea-Bissau.
What to see in Bissau
The main attractions include the Amura Fortress, where you can see the Amilcar Cabral Mausoleum, the Pidjiguiti, the Guinea-Bissau National Art Institute, and also the old Bissau Chamber of Commerce. You can also visit the Bijagos islands, an archipelago of mysterious islands, beautiful beaches and its people who live according to the tides’ rhythm. The Bijagos islands are located off the coast of Guinea-Bissau and perpetuate the magic of creation where conservation, development, culture and tradition are the inseparable pillars on which the management model of the archipelago lies.
Several of its buildings were destroyed during the civil war, including the Presidential Palace and the French Cultural Centre. New and modern infrastructures have been built in the past few years like the People’s Assembly, the Amilcar Cabral Bridge, the West African States Bank and others.