Gorée

Gorée

Gorée is a small island sheltered by the Cap-Vert Peninsula. Now part of the city of Dakar, it was a minor port and site of European settlement along the coast. Being almost devoid of drinking water, the island was not settled before the arrival of Europeans. The Portuguese were the first to establish a presence on Gorée in 1450 AD, where they built a small stone chapel and used land as a cemetery. The island was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Site Information

Country: Senegal

District: Dakar Region

Site History: 15th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Portuguese

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Island of Gorée

Date of Inscription: 1978

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