Ghana’s capital, Accra, is a busy metropolis, existing between the old traditions and a vibrant modern city extending towards the sandy beachfront.

With many cultural attractions and monuments, don’t miss The National Theatre, where you could enjoy a performance of Ghana’s National Symphony Orchestra, and as you admire this building from a distance, the whole structure appears before you like a gigantic ocean liner or a seagull spreading its wings.

Stroll to the markets, in Accra’s busy downtown, where a wide boulevard and several narrow alleyways full of fabric shops, will enthral you, and you will find a diverse cross-section of traders selling goods such as wax prints, and embroidered cotton and tulle clothing.

Visit Jamestown in the oldest part of the city, where an active fishing trade still exists and is within a short walking distance west from Independence Square. Admire the lighthouse, visit the colonial fort, then follow the road to a hidden delight, one of the largest fishing harbours in the country. Go early and witness dozens of small boats bring in the day’s catch.

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