10 Beautiful Buildings in Lagos You Probably Haven’t Seen

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Beautiful buildings stand out as one of the main attractions in the city of Lagos especially for those who probably haven’t had the opportunity to take a road drive or boat cruise through the Lagos metropolis.

Some of the most beautiful buildings in Lagos can be found within the Lagos mainland as well as the island. Let’s take a quick look at 10 of them that really stand out.

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1. Civic Centre

The Civic Centre Tower in Lagos is quite iconic for its architecture and impressive design. This building is located at the intersection of Ozumba Mbadiwe Road and Adetokunbo Ademola Street in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The building serves quite an array of purposes – It offers 9,172 square metres of office space in a location with a great road network. It also has flexible floor plans, which corporate occupants can redesign to suit their purpose.

It is also known for the high profile events and has an exclusive private membership boat club offering an impressive array of services.

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2. Nestoil Tower

The Nestoil Tower represents a powerful brand of architectural prestige and ingenuity. It is located within the Lagos metropolis; specifically in Victoria Island and has 9,904 leasable commercial spaces and 23 residential apartments to provide a flexible accommodation to occupiers.

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3. National Arts Theatre

The National Arts Theatre stands out in Lagos as the primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria. It stands as a popular monument and is located in Iganmu, Surulere in Lagos.

The construction of the National Arts Theatre was completed in 1976 in preparation for the Festival of Arts and Culture, which took place in 1977.

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4. Cathedral Church of Christ

The Cathedral Church of Christ is widely acknowledged to be the oldest Anglican cathedral in Nigeria is also considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Lagos.

It is located in Marina and its ancient exterior, plain colour and architecture have earned it a spot on our list of beautiful buildings in Lagos.

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5. 1004 Apartment Building Makes the List of Beautiful Buildings

One of the many reasons that the 1004 Apartment Building in Lagos stands out is its sheer size. It is located in Victoria Island and it comprises of several blocks of apartment buildings, which are neatly laid out.

The 1004 Apartment Building has 2 bedroom luxury apartments, 3 bedroom luxury apartments and 4 bedroom luxury apartments.

Bogobiri House - Beautiful Buildings - Private Property Nigeria

6. Bogobiri House

The Bogobiri House is popularly known for its African-themed Boutique hotel and restaurant and it is located within the Ikoyi axis of Lagos. This artistic building also houses a library, a gallery and an art shop. Its architectural credit goes to Chike Nwagbogu and Tola Akerele (Interior Design).

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7. Lagos Central Mosque

This mosque is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Lagos. Apart from its unique architecture, it is also known for the level of commercial activities all around it.

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8. Holy Cross Cathedral

The Holy Cross Cathedral is a church of the Catholic diocese in Lagos. It is seat of the Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins and the Lagos Archdiocese, which also doubles as the headquarters of all the Catholic Church Parishes in the whole of Lagos State.

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9. Heritage Place

The Heritage Place is a world-class development comprising 15,736 sqm of grade A office space spread over eight floors offering great flexibility and maximum efficiency. It is an ultra-modern and eco-friendly building and is considered Nigeria’s most advanced development due to its state-of-the-art design and finishing. The Heritage Place is situated in Ikoyi.

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10. Senate Building – University of Lagos

The Senate Building of the University of Lagos also doubles as its Administrative block and it is a 13-story high-rise building inside the tertiary institution.

The building is an architectural delight and is set against the backdrop of the Lagos lagoon and stands beautifully within a lovely landscape that includes a park and a love garden.

Final Thoughts

Beautiful buildings usually speak for themselves and barely need much of an introduction. They are visually fascinating or have an interesting history. Are there other beautiful buildings in Lagos that you feel should have made the list? Let us know in the comment section.

Samod Biobaku
A Nigeria-based writer and blogger who has written and edited for top brands including The SUN, Punch, Newswatch, Pulse.ng, Bigsam Media, Nigerian Bulletin, Swish Interativ, Hello Nigeria, National LIFE, iCampus, Jobberman and Cheki.