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The 10 Most Beautiful Buildings in Lagos

Many visitors to Lagos are inexorably drawn to the city’s lifestyle – diverse culture, business hotspot and wealth of top architectures. Visitors to the city are always by amaze by the stunning, modernist architecture – things of beauty, symbols of their greatness. The city is a fascinating place for anyone with an interest in buildings, such as Intercontinental Hotel, National Arts Theatre and The Civic Centre. From new buildings to the landmarks, here’s our top ten list to some of the most beautiful buildings in Lagos, Nigeria.

We also recommend our guide to the 10 most beautiful buildings in Abuja.

Cathedral Church of Christ Lagos

Cathedral Church of Christ Lagos
Cathedral Church of Christ, Anglican church in Lagos, Nigeria. © James Edeani

This building is located at Marina Street, Lagos island has an ancient look with its old days colour and architecture. The Cathedral Chruch of Christ is known to be the oldest Anglican cathedral in the church of Nigeria and one of the most beautiful on Africa. The construction of this Norman gothic building started in 1924 and was completed in 1946. To this day, the most important Christain religious events are held here, besides the regular worshipping. Visitors can explore the building and take photos. If in need of reconnection with your faith, then feel free to join the spiritually filled congregation along with choir performances.

Diamond Bank Official Head Office

Diamond Bank Head Office, Lagos
Diamond Bank Official Head Office, Financial institution in Lagos, Nigeria.

PGD’s Place is Diamond Bank official head office situated at the Lekki-Epe Expressway. This structure differs from the normal architectural get up of Diamond bank branches scattered around. An architectural heaven with its very unique style. Sheet metals running along with the glass façade reflecting Lagos earthy backdrop to this innovative work environment. The building catches the eye from a distance and definitely hard to miss, wowing tourists and locals alike.

Address: Block 5, Plot 4 Bisway St, Maroko, Lagos, Nigeria

The Civic Centre

The Civic Centre, Lagos
The Civic Centre, Lagos – © ujuok2001/flickr

The famous Civic Centre at the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos. This award-winning facility boasts a breathtaking scenery of the Lagos lagoon. Leading event centre due to its high-quality banqueting, ultra-modern architectural structures and satisfies all needs of a centre. From vast parking lot to well organized security system, they are living a legend of event management.

Address: Ozumba Mbadiwe Rd, Eti-Osa 100001, Lagos, Nigeria

Four Points by Sheraton Lagos

Four Points by Sheraton Lagos
Four Points by Sheraton Lagos, Nigeria. © Marriott Group

Located at Oniru Chieftancy Estate is the glamorous Four Point. One word to describe the building would be obvious as it looks like it was pulled right out of a casino movie. The night time compliments the building, easy to see why is one of the most beautiful buildings in Lagos, Nigeria. Four Point by Sheraton is not only notable for its one of a kind architecture but also for its indoor pool, spa and Asian restaurant.

Address: Plot 9/10 Block, 2 Oniru Chieftaincy Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Central Bank Of Nigeria Lagos

Central Bank Of Nigeria Lagos
CBN, Lagos – © Mapio.net

This building used to be the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria, before it was moved to the nations capital. It ranks as one of the tallest buildings in Nigeria. Colourful work environment, specifically created for business innovation.

Heritage Place

Heritage Place, corporate office in Lagos
Heritage Place, corporate office in Lagos. © Heritage Place Ikoyi

This building at the crossroads of Lugard Avenue and Kingsway road is known to be the first environmentally certified building in Lagos. This ultra-modern, eco-friendly building is one of the most advanced developments in Nigeria. Easily one of the Lagos’ most recognisable and accessible buildings. Situated in Lagos’s commercial and retail area, contemporary establishment fused with the authentic vibe of modern lifestyles of the city. 

Address: 21 Lugard Ave, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria 

National Arts Theatre Lagos

National Arts Theatre, Lagos
National Arts Theatre, performing arts theater in Lagos, Nigeria. © Isaac Oguji

This is a multi-purpose performing arts theater in Lagos, with primary focus on arts performing and promotion in Nigeria. The building opened its doors in 1976 in preparation for the Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), in 1977. The building hosts several world class events, and houses a collection and handle exhibition of National Gallery of Modern Art. It’s a building in Lagos that shouldn’t be missed, iconic national landmark.

Address: Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria

Intercontinental Lagos

Intercontinental Lagos
InterContinental Lagos, 5-star hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. © InterContinental Lagos

The international Hotel is nested in the heart of Lagos, with a jaw-dropping view over the bustling city. A five-star hotel that it provides services as such. Upbeat design, contemporary chic rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring city views. The building is fully lit at night and gives off a romantic aura. Easily one of the most beautiful buildings in Lagos, definitely a wonder to behold.

Address: 52 Kofo Abayomi St, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Marriott Hotel Ikeja

Marriott Hotel Ikeja
Marriott Hotel Ikeja – © @hotelsnigeria/instagram

The international Marriot Hotel is a luxury in the heart of Ikeja, Lagos. It’s exquisite nature not only limits to the special treatment of guests but also the structure of the building. An innovative stylish hotel offering a breathtaking view of Ikeja waterfronts.

Address: 2 Assibifi Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Nigeria

Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, catholic cathedral in Lagos, Nigeria. © Akaeme Moses

Picturesque cathedral located in Lagos Island. This building is the seat of the Archbishop of Lagos Archdiocese. French gothic architecture that brings an authentic aura to the environment.  screams ancient. The look of the cathedral affects the environment and gives off an ancient aura. It is picturesque. And it’s been a great place of worship since the completion in 1938.

Address: 14 Catholic Mission St, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria


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