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The Independence Square commemorates Ghanaian independence from Britain in 1957 and is the site of the annual Independence Day parades. It features an eternal flame first lit by Kwame Nkrumah, the first president, in 1961. On the square are the Independence Arch and Black Star Monument. It is also known as Black Star Square for the large black star located atop the Black Star Monument.



About Independence Square

 Marine Dr, Accra, Ghana

Independence Square and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Makola Market

Makola Market(1.6 km)
The Makola Market in the heart of Accra is a busy place crammed with stalls selling fresh produce, local food, traditional goods, fabrics, Kente clothes, accessories, and handicrafts at reasonable prices.

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park(1.2 km)
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park was created to honor Kwame Nkrumah, one of the founding fathers and the first president of Ghana.

The National Theatre of Ghana
National Museum of Ghana

National Museum of Ghana(2 km)
The National Museum of Ghana presents the country's history and culture.

Osu Castle

Osu Castle(1 km)
The Osu Castle, also known as Fort Christiansborg, was built by the Danes in the 17th century and was occupied by the Portuguese and Swedish intermittently over the years.

Jamestown Lighthouse

Jamestown Lighthouse(2.7 km)

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Holy Trinity Cathedral(1.6 km)

Ohene Djan Stadium

Ohene Djan Stadium(0.4 km)

Independence Square Tickets and Tours in Accra

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