The Presidential Palace, among others, is a building of great architectural value you mustn't miss.
A stroll through the seat of power.
Walking through the historic centre of Malabo, you'll see a number of relatively interesting official buildings. Undoubtedly, the most beautiful are the ones that are located in the Avenida de la Independencia, where the Treasury, the Friendship Palace and the Presidential Palace, seat of government of the nation, are. In this last building the attempted coup of February 2009 took place, during which a group of armed men tried to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang. Close by, the House of People's Representatives is located in a building from 1906 which in its day hosted the institution that was responsible for defending the interests of traders and farmers of the island of Bioko before the colonial authorities. Today it represents the sovereignty of the people of Equatorial Guinea.