Urban Sightseeing

Kasubi tombs

Situated on Kasubi hill, within Kampala, Uganda, the Kasubi Tombs site is an active religious place in the Buganda Kingdom. To the Baganda the Kabaka is the unquestioned symbol of spiritual, political, and social state of the Buganda nation. As the burial ground for the previous four Kabakas, therefore, the Kasubi Tombs is a place where the Kabaka and others in Buganda’s complex cultural hierarchy frequently carry out important centuries-old Ganda rituals.

 

Uganda Martyrs Shrine

The Uganda Martyrs Minor Shrine is dedicated to the Martyrs of Uganda who shed their blood because of the Christian faith. The Shrine is well known for its beautiful and unique interior and exterior, but it is specially notable for its shape and architectural plan.

The Shrine has 22 copper pillars-over 100 feet long that support the shrine built in form of an African hut and its wooden doors that depict the history of the Martyrs. The Shrine has a capacity 1000 seats arranged in a circular form.

Namugongo was formerly a place of execution of all people who committed grave offences in the kingdom of Buganda. It is here that 14 of the 22 Uganda Martyrs offered their life to Christ (burnt alive), on the orders of king Mwanga in 1886, having refused to denounce their Christian faith.

 

Lubiri Palalce

Lubiri (or Mengo Palace) is the royal compound of the Kabaka or king of Buganda, located in Mengo, a suburb of Kampala. The original Lubiri was destroyed in the May 1966 Battle of Mengo Hill, at the culmination of the struggle between Mutesa II and Milton Obote for power.[2]

The Tombs of the Buganda Kings at Kasubi are located on a hill in Kampala, the Ugandan capital. They occupy a 27 hectare site that has been used by the Baganda for its Royal Tombs since the 13th century, and represents the spiritual heart of the Baganda people.

 

Uganda Museum

The Uganda Museum displays and exhibits ethnological, natural-historical and traditional life collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage. Among the collections in the Uganda Museum are playable musical instruments, hunting equipment, weaponry, archaeology and entomology.
Uganda Museum is one of the oldest Museums in East Africa, it was officially established by the British protectorate government in 1908 with ethnographic material.

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