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Travel: Learn The History Of The Royal Palace In Iga Idunganran

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Have a taste for royalty? Lagos has got you covered as well. We have been visiting several places within the city that you can visit for relaxation and maybe a little bit of tourism . Today we will be learning more about the Royal palace of the Oba of Lagos. Iga Idunganran is the Official Residence of the Oba of Lagos, situated on Lagos Island.History lovers can discover more about the traditions and culture of the city by spending some a time at Iga Idungaran. The palace represents the official residence of the king, or Oba of Lagos, and serves as an administrative centre as well. The building’s history dates back to the 17th century. The ancient palace was initially built in 1670 for Oba Gabaro (1669-1704) and the modern part was completed and commissioned on October 1, 1960 by the Prime Minister of Nigeria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.The Portuguese added to the ancient building around 1670. Most of the materials used were brought in from Portugal. Recently modernized by the late Oba Adeniji Adele II and Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II, it underwent additional modernization in 2007/8 by the present Oba Akiolu in conjunction with the Lagos State government and the Nigerian Museum. To visit this place you will need to get approval although it is open to the public, entrance is only allowed based on permission.
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