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Douala is the largest city in Cameroon situated some 80 km north-west of Edéa and 270 km from Yaoundé. According to the latest census, the population of Douala is about 1,338,100 people, making it the largest city in Cameroon. Thousands of tourists visit Douala every year to see its palaces and interesting buildings.

The nearest airport Douala (IATA: DLA) is about 10 km away.

Best things to see in Douala

1. Palace of the Kings Bell
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).

2. Former palace of Justice of Douala
The former Palace of Justice of Douala situated in Douala is a building originally constructed between 1930-31 under the French Mandate.

3. Bonakouamouang Chimney
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).

4. Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, 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.

5. Arbre à palabres (Bonambappe)
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.

6. Former general Hospital of Douala
The former General Hospital situated in Douala is a building constructed in 1896 by the Germans and designed by the architect Henri Drees.

7. Former police station of Douala
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.

8. Old German government headquarters in Douala
The old German government headquarters situated in Douala is a building constructed in 1891 by the Germans in a classical Prussian style.

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Palace of the Kings Bell

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Former palace of Justice of Douala

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Bonakouamouang Chimney

The Bonakouamouang Chimney – situated in Douala, Cameroon in the d

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Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Douala

The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul - situated in Douala, Cameroon

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Arbre à palabres (Bonambappe)

L'arbre à palabres is a permanent sculpture located in Douala

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Former general Hospital of Douala

The former General Hospital situated in Douala is a building

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Former police station of Douala

The former police station situated in Douala is a building constructed

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Old German government headquarters in Douala

The old German government headquarters situated in Douala is a

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Chamber of Commerce (Douala)

The Chamber of Commerce in Douala, Cameroon is a building constructed

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Villa Mandessi Bell

The villa Mandessi Bell situated at Douala is a building constructed

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Sud Obelisk

Sud Obelisk is a public artwork in Douala, Cameroon, created by Faouzi

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Hotel Akwa Palace

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Hotel Résidence La Falaise

starting $133

Hotel Serena Palace

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Bano Palace Hotel

starting $106

Hôtel Prince De Galles

starting $81

Ibis Douala

starting $111

Hotel Vallee Des Princes

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Somatel Douala Hotel

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