An interesting place to discover how locals live.
A small and colourful neighbourhood.
Elá Nguema is a small neighbourhood located two miles from the historic centre of the capital. It is also where the poor population of Malabo lives, making the daily return trip to the centre of the capital to make a living. The skyline of the neighbourhood is in no way remarkable, as most of the brightly-coloured houses are lower than the surrounding trees. There is one building, however, that stands above all else: the church of St. Francis Xavier. Flanked by palm trees and two large red and white towers, it's a beautiful temple crowned by a large dome. Inside, don't miss the ceiling murals and paintings of saints and historical founders of the Salesian Order, which governs the church.