Lagos, Nigeria has been listed as one the top 10 cities to visit in 2022 by Lonely Planet. Others on the list are Auckland, New Zealand; Taipei, Taiwan; Freiburg, Germany; and Atlanta; USA. Others include Nicosia/Lefkosia, Cyprus; Dublin, Ireland; Mérida, Mexico; Florence, Italy; and Gyeongju, South Korea.
According to the Australian travel guide book publisher; Lagos has champagne-soaked beach parties, a celebrated Afrobeat music scene and a world-class Fashion Week and the fervid, oil-rich metropolis on Nigeria’s southwest coast is bursting with creativity and demands a traveler’s attention.
“Lagos is the economic and cultural powerhouse of the country thanks to an influx of oil money; Lagos has an exploding arts and music scene that will keep your yansh engaged far past dawn. If you’re headed to Nigeria, you’ll have no choice but to jump right in” Lonely Planet stated.
Some of the landmark attractions listed by Lonely Planet which makes Lagos a must see include Wildlife Reserves like the Lekki Conservation Centre, Galleries like the Nike Art Gallery, Terra Kulture, Museums like the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art, Kalakuta Republic Museum amongst others.
Other landmarks listed include Lekki Market, African Artists’ Foundation, National Museum, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Lawn & Tennis Club, Cathedral Church of Christ built in the 1920s, this flamboyant building is the oldest Anglican cathedral in Nigeria while the over 160-year-old, St John’s Church, one of the most venerable Anglican churches in Nigeria was also listed while the Central Mosque, a purpose-built mosque, with four minarets shooting skywards was also listed.
To determine an entrant on the list, Lonely Plane uses a series of guidelines in arriving at its decision which includes surveys, shortlisting, and through a panel.
“Each year we survey the entire Lonely Planet family, composed of 200+ experts that carefully predict the upcoming year’s most anticipated places and travel experiences.
Our team of passionate travel experts review thousands of ideas to produce a shortlist to continue forward for further revision.
Our panel of acclaimed travel experts then scrutinized the shortlist. This year’s panel included: Roi Ariel, General Manager of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council; Uwern Jong, Editor-in- Chief of OutThere; Tharik Hussain, an expert in Muslim culture and heritage; Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, an expert on Caribbean travel; Martin Heng, an accessible travel advocate; and Melanie Lieberman, senior editor at The Points Guy” the travel guide book publisher disclosed.