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Culture Palace of Abidjan (Palais de la Culture d'Abidjan) is a temple of culture in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire).

Culture Palace of Abidjan
Palais de la Culture (PCA) vu du Plateau.JPG
View from the bay
Established1 October 1999
LocationAbidjan, Ivory Coast
TypeFine arts
DirectorSidiki Bakaba
The Palace of Culture entrance

The building is situated between the Houphouet Boigny bridge Houphouët-Boigny Bridge and the General de Gaulle bridge.

Culture Palace of Abidjan, with a capacity of 9,400 people, was bestowed to the Ivorian government as a gift from China. It was inaugurated on 1 October 1999 during the official handover of the keys. It was constructed on a 12000 square meter site.

Conducted by Sidiki Bakaba since the year of 2000. Sidiki Bakaba, was honored for lifetime achievement on 10 July 2009, in the Pan-African Cultural Festival in Algiers.

Since 12 November 2002, the first Fokker F27 Friendship airplane of Ivory Coast, which has a 16-person capacity, is transformed into a library for children books and annex events.


  • First edition of the competition "Chant'Ivoir 2011" from 1 May-21 June 2011 [1]
  • ‘Bonjour 2011’ the sketch comedy show, 02/01/ 2011 [2]
  • 13th Edition of the Festival of the African Cinema Cinema of Africa of Khouribga, 10 July 2010
  • Highlight Edition 2010, the Ceremony of distinction the Best Artists of the Burida, 10 April 2010
  • Concert " My shout of heart for Haiti ", 7 March 2010 [3][permanent dead link]
  • Conference on Native Americans, 22 December 2009

External linksEdit

  • Official website of Culture Palace of Abidjan [4]
  • An article about the plane-library on [5]

Coordinates: 5°18′43″N 4°0′45″W / 5.31194°N 4.01250°W / 5.31194; -4.01250