In the 15 years since its inception, Google Street View has come a long way. From capturing the Great Barrier Reef underwater in 2012, to being available in VR in 2015, to exploring Canada’s “Top of the World” in 2017, Street View has achieved incredible milestones. Today it has expanded to more than 100 countries and territories around the world and captured more than 10 million miles of images – a distance that could circle the globe more than 400 times!
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Street View, Google Maps has released data showing the top clicked beaches, museums and general attractions in Nigeria over the past 12 months.
The most clicked beach in Nigeria in the past year is Oniru Beach Resort, a privately owned beach resort in Lagos, Nigeria. Other top beaches clicked in Nigeria in the past year are Elegushi Royal Beach and Marwa Beach; both are also located in Lagos State.
The National Museum in Benin City, Edo State, famous for its terracotta, bronze and cast iron artifacts associated with the Benin Empire standing, was the most significant clicked on museum in Nigeria last year. Second and third are the National War Museum in Umuahia, Abia State, which showcases Nigeria’s military history with relics from the Biafra-Nigerian Civil War, and the Kalakuta Museum in Ikeja, Lagos, which houses the artifacts of the legendary King of Afrobeat, Fela, preserves Kuti.
All in Lagos State, the Bariga Waterfront Jetty, the Nike Art Gallery and the Lekki Conservation Center were the three most clicked attractions in the country. Other places of interest identified by citizens in Nigeria are the University of Ibadan in Oyo State and the University of Benin in Edo State.
Globally, the Burj Khalifa was located in Dubai gets the most clicks for all other attractions, followed by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, and the Taj Mahal in India.
Here are the top lists to have in clicked on museums, beaches and attractions in Nigeria in the last 12 months: