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.
Marine Dr, Accra, Ghana
Independence Square and Nearby Attractions on Map
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(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(1.1 km)
National Museum of Ghana(2 km)
The National Museum of Ghana presents the country's history and culture.
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(2.7 km)
Holy Trinity Cathedral(1.6 km)
Ohene Djan Stadium(0.4 km)
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