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Abomey is a historical town in Benin, Africa.
The town of Abomey was once the center of the vast Abomey kingdom, which was one of the most powerful forces in this part of Africa between the 15-th and 19th century. The kingdom was eventually conquered by the French as late as 1892 .
The glorious history of Abomey is accessible in the huge Abomey Historical Museum, stretching over 5 acres and containing the palaces of King Guezo and King Glele and many tombs of previous monarchs. The ancient palaces were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
As during the French conquest the city of Abomey was burned by its last king Behanzi, nowadays it represents an interesting blend of French colonial architecture and African traditional architecture. The combination of rich history and interesting see-sides makes Abomey one of the best places for a longer stay in Benin.