is the largest city in Cameroon
situated some 80 km north-west of Edéa
and 270 km from Yaoundé
. The population of the the large city was estimated at 1,338,100 people according to the 2015 census Douala is a popular tourist destination thanks to its palaces and interesting buildings.
The nearest airport Douala (IATA: DLA) is about 10 km away.
Interesting places in Douala
The Palace of the Kings Bell situated in Douala is a building constructed in 1905 by the Germans for King Auguste Manga Ndumbe (King Bell). The building is also known as La Pagode; this name comes from the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, who remained in Douala in 1916-17, who calls it such in his famous novel Voyage au bout de la nuit (Journey to the End of the Night).
The former Palace of Justice of Douala situated in Douala is a building originally constructed between 1930-31 under the French Mandate.
The Bonakouamouang Chimney – situated in Douala, Cameroon in the district of Akwa neighborhood of Bessegue – is a relict of the waterworks built by the Germans at the beginning of the 19th century. The waterworks was part of the first phase of industrial investments aimed at the urbanisation of Kamerunstadt (Douala).
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul - situated in Douala, Cameroon - is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Douala and dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.
L'arbre à palabres is a permanent sculpture located in Douala (Cameroon). Created by the architecte Frédéric Keiff in 2007, it looks like a palaver tree, whose trunk and branches are made of painted iron rods, while attached fragments of colored glass represent leaves.
The former General Hospital situated in Douala is a building constructed in 1896 by the Germans and designed by the architect Henri Drees.
The old German government headquarters situated in Douala is a building constructed in 1891 by the Germans in a classical Prussian style.
The former police station situated in Douala is a building constructed at the beginning of the 20th century by the Germans to serve as the first police station under the German mandate.
If you have already seen Douala, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. Are you fancy to travel around a bit? Here is our list:
For pictures of Douala, take a look at our gallery.