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Jardin Place Jean Bayol, Porto-Novo

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One of the important historical monuments of the city, Jardin Place Jean Bayol portrays a statue that represents the first king of the city. Learn about the city's past and the monument, which stands on a pedestal peering off into the distance. Walk around the park and observe local life within the atmostphere of the garden. Make Jardin Place Jean Bayol a part of your Porto-Novo vacation plans using our Porto-Novo online visit planner.
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  • King Toffa I (c.1850-1908) was a ruler of the kingdom of Hogbonu, or Ajase, an area of Benin which today is known as Porto-Novo. Upon becoming ruler in 1874, he was renowned for his openness and cooperation with the colonial powers. He encouraged his employees to attend French schools to receive western education and was also tolerant of Islam and Christianity entering the country and coexisting with traditional endogenous religions such as Animism or Orisha. The place is full of educational thing. Also full of moral
  • Historic place to visit and learn about the Yoruba people in Ajase Ile (Port Novo) Benin Republic.

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