Palace of the Governors (Togo)

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The Palace of the Governors (or, 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 Lome.[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