Palace of the Governors (Togo)

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The Palace of the Governors (French: Les Palais des Gouverneurs) is the official residence of the President of Togo. It is located just north of the city of Lomé.


The building was designed by a joint team of German and Togolese architects and engineers and was built between 1898 and 1905. The original concept for the building was to construct a palace that would make an impression from long distances, such as boats coming to harbor in Lomé.[1] The materials used originated from a unique mixture of local available and imported goods. They include red bricks, iron, local woods, and cement.

World Heritage Status[edit]

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on January 8, 2002 in the Cultural category.[2]


  1. ^ Les palais des gouverneurs - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  2. ^ Les palais des gouverneurs - UNESCO World Heritage Centre