Libreville's greatest attraction is the seafront, where locals and visitors relax by the Atlantic Ocean. You will find very tall (around 20ft) Gabonese sculptures looking over the beach. Libreville offers several things to do and see, like Pointe Denis, Nzeng-ayong and historic churches.
Pointe Denis is a popular seaside resort just 20 minutes boat ride away from Libreville. The picture-perfect, sandy beach offers lots of outdoor activities for beach lovers. Point Denis is also a breeding ground for the leatherback turtle.
Notre Dame de Lourdes (Our Lady of Lourdes Church)
Notre Dame de Lourdes is a place of worship for Catholics.The front facade has a hand-painted blue and white tapestry. The interior of the church is simple and clean.
Arboretum de Sibang
Arboretum de Sibang is a preserved rainforest park located 5km from Libreville. It features guided tours of the forest, and it is home to thousands of local species of trees.
Church of St. Michael Nkembo (L'Eglise St-Michel)
An important landmark of Libreville, St. Michel Church is a phenomenal masterpiece. It is known for its 31 tall, wooden carved columns by Gabonese artist Zéphyrin Lendogno. Tourists are encouraged to visit the church at least once.
Cathédrale Sainte Marie
Built in 1958 by Bishop Adama, the cathedral is located near the coastline on the site of the former Fort d'Aumale. The Notre Dame Church is located behind the Cathedrale Sainte Marie.
Ministry of Forestry and Environment
This colourful structure houses the Ministry of Forestry and Environment. The building has become a popular tourist attraction with a unique interpretation of nature and Gabonese culture. Visitors often make a stop for photo opportunities with this landmark.
Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
The remarkable building of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has a unique shape and colour. It is one of the most photographed buildings in the city.
One should never miss strolling along Boulevard Triomphal. Major landmarks and government buildings are lined up the avenue. Hotels, restaurants, and hypermarkets are also part of the strip. The French Cultural Centre, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Ministry of Forestry and Environment, Economic Ministry, Ministry of Forestry, Senate, Central Bank, and more make this boulevard a display for Gabon's engineered city.
The city's seaside boulevard has a wide grass path along the coast. Seats, trees, mini-parks, and unique sculptures can be found along the bay. Locals and tourists head to the boulevard to relax, ride their bicycles, or enjoy the day.
Presidential Palace (Palais Presidentiel)
The majestic palace was built by President Bongo in the 1970s. It is a proud architectural marvel situated in the heart of Libreville. Visitors are not permitted inside the palace.