Aso Rock is a large monolith which reaches about 936 meters above sea level. It is the largest and tallest rock in Abuja. The Presidential Villa, National Assembly and Supreme Court are built around it. It also features a number of caves, which are open to visitors. The word “Aso” means “victory” in Gbagyi dialect. The Aso Rock and Caves hold significant importance in the culture and also have quite a few myths and stories associated with them. To date, they are taken care of by local priests of high stature. To climb or enter the caves, a tourist needs to seek permission from the priests.
Katampe Hill is a granite outcrop and one of Abuja's highest points. It marks the geographical centre of Nigeria and offers a panoramic view of Abuja.
Ushafa Pottery Village
The Ushafa Pottery Village is a centre where the making of traditional pottery can be observed. The centre was established in 1991 as part of Maryam Babangida's Better Life for Rural Women project during her tenure as First Lady. It has since become famous as a stop for visiting heads of state and its pots are of commercial importance.
Abuja Millenium Park
The Abuja Millennium Park was commissioned to mark the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting which took place in Abuja between December 5 and 8, 2003. Designed by Manfredi Nicoletti, an Italian architect, and dedicated to art and nature, the Park is set in 32 hectares and contains bodies of water and varied vegetation It is the largest of Abuja's green areas and parks and is located in the Maitama district of the Federal Capital Territory. The Millennium Park was commissioned in December 2003 by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
National Children's Park and Zoo
The National Children's Park and Zoo is in the Asokoro district of Abuja. It contains a lake and several animals such as giraffes, camels, antelopes, monkeys, crocodiles, ostriches, zebras, donkeys and a number of bird species.
Jabi Lake and Park
Jabi Lake is a natural body of water in the Jabi district of Abuja. It is about a ten-minute drive from the city centre. Jabi Park is a cool garden which lies beside the lake.
The carnival, which started in 2005, is held annually in Abuja. It is organised by the Federal Government and aims to highlight Nigeria's diverse culture. Major events at the carnival include the Durbar, Boat Regatta and Masquerade Fiesta. There are also street shows, a cultural night and contemporary music performances.
Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day celebrations are held on the 1st of October every year. The event marks Nigeria's independence in 1960 from British rule. Other celebrations in Abuja are Labour Day celebrated annually on the 1st of May and Democracy Day on the 29th of May.
Abuja Urban Architecture and Building-National Mosque
Abuja Urban Architecture and Buildings-National Church of Nigeria
Abuja Urban Architecture and Buildings-National Assembly
Abuja Urban Architecture and Buildings-Shiphouse
Abuja Urban Architecture and Buildings-Central Bank of Nigeria