Ibadan is the capital city of Oyo State, located in the south-western part of Nigeria. The ancient city is the third largest metropolitan area, by population, in Nigeria, after Lagos and Kano. Better known in Yoruba as Ẹ̀bá-Ọ̀dàn, meaning ‘the city at the edge of the savannah’. It is also the largest and most populous city in the country, largest in west Africa and third in Africa after Cairo and Johannesburg. Below are some of the 3 tourist destinations in Ibadan.
1. Mapo Hall
A remarkable structure commissioned during the colonial era by Captain Ross
in 1929, Mapo hall is located right beside Bere Market in Ibadan and is a
symbol of the ancient’s key roles in Nigeria politics.
2. Agodi gardens
The most popular of the city’s six parks, Agodi Garden is a lovely park which spreads over 13 acres of land is a lovely park right at the center of Ibadan city. Most tourist flood the location for different forms of entertainment and recreation.
3. Bower’s tower
The story of the city of Ibadan will not be complete without the story ofBower’s Tower. An over 60 feet tall tower located on the hill top of Oke Are in Igbo Agala
(Agala forest) area of Ibadan,the Bower’s tower is the highest hilltop in
the city and it has about 47 spiral staircases. It is not only ancient but
unique as it offers a panoramic view of the whole city from the top .