Laongo Sculpture Symposium, Ouagadougou

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#3 of 9 in Parks in Burkina Faso
See a range of granite sculptures made in situ by various African artists at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, an open-air museum. Founded in 1989 by Burkinabe sculptor Siriki Ky, this granite park covers roughly 100 hectares (247 acres) and hosts an annual gathering of artists, who leave their impression onto the gray-pink rock. Carved faces, figures, turtles, and more lie scattered around the scantily wooded area amidst dry grass. Head to the small onsite restaurant for drinks and food. Start your trip to Ouagadougou by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • The site is splendid and original sculptures. There are real masterpieces, others are more anecdotal, but overall has a real curiosity not to be missed. The site is run by a great team and every year sculptors from around the world complement the "collection"
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  • Amazing sculptures done in granite stone that is still set in the ground. Artists come from a variety of West African countries, also North Africa, and Europe. Most interesting when you have a guide a...  more »
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  • Really interesting place, the guide know everything, every sculptures and stories about. It is worth come in and have informations. It is covering a large areas with artist from all over the world. If you pass near by you have to stop there.
  • Cool assortment of granite sculptures not far from Ouaga
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