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Situated on the Komo River, Libreville is a beautiful port. It is the capital and the largest city of Gabon. Bearing proximity with the Gulf of Guinea, the city is also a trade center for timber region. The land is characterized by tropical monsoon climate featured with a long 9 months wet season and a short 3 months dry season. The city was once inhabited by Mpongwe tribe before it was captured by French in 1839. Here the British, Germans and Americans have at one time settled their business. Also it was the capital of French Equatorial Africa. But since its independence in 1960, the city grew in leaps and bounds. The most wonderful attraction here is Pointe Denis, visitors escape from the city's hustle and bustle to the serenity of this place. The main entry to this heaven is from Libreville's Port Mole. This beach is a long stretch of land; at one end of Pointe Denis is Maringa Hotel and on the other end is Assala Lodge. The northern end of this land has wider beaches, while you will see an array of palm trees. Moreover the lush vegetation around this beach seem like an equatorial jungle.
L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville is an amazing tourist attraction; it is an important architectural building. It has large wooden columns which are carved by a blind Gabonese man. Other such eye catching structure is Palais Presidential, which was built by President Bongo in 1970s. If you are looking for art and culture, do not worry, for you will be satiated. Make a visit to Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon. The museum exhibits a brilliant collection of items that bespeak about the country's art.
The French cultural center, St Marie's Cathedral (seat of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Libreville), the adeptly carved wood church of St Michael Nkembo, Arboretum de Siband and two cultural villages- all of them make the city of Libreville favorite destination of everyone.
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