Albreda and Village Museum
Situated near the banks of the River Gambia is the World Heritage Site of San Domingo. established as a trading post in the late 1400s by Portuguese traders who operated as brokers and intermediaries for the Europeans
The village of Albreda also a home to the Museum of Slavery, opened in 1996 in the Maurel First building, constructed by British colonialists in the mid 19th century and last occupied by a Lebanese merchant named Maurel. Its displays of relics of the slave trade offer an interesting insight into the history of slavery. These include chain locks for hands and feet, manacles, yokes and other implements used to restrain the unfortunate victims. The displays are accompanied by thorough contemporary documentation of the vile trade, indicating that as many as one in ten people died on the trip termed the "Voyage of No Return." The museum houses a permanent exhibition, "Voyage of No Return - The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Senegambia."
The Compagnie Francaise d'Afrique Occidentale (CFAO) building is another World Heritage Site in the village of Albreda. Its precise age is unknown, although drawings from 1847 indicate a stone building in the same position. The building was Purchased by CFAO in 1902 and its historical significance lies in the fact that it is one of only two buildings remaining from the period of the French occupation of Albreda from 1681 to 1857.
Another World Heritage Site, built in Albreda circa 1450, these ruins represent one of the oldest Portuguese churches to be found in the Senegambia region. Another popular tourist attraction in Albreda is the ruins of the "factory," a fortified, French-built slaving station dating from the second half of the 17th century.
A historic town dating back to the 16th century.
- Remains of the Portuguese Chapel in Albreda
Built in Albreda in the 1450, also a world heritage site. These ruins represent one of the oldest Portuguese churches to be found in the Senegambia region.
- Albreda French Slaving station
In Albreda stands the depilated factory,a fortified, French-built slaving station dating from the second half of the 17th century.