The House of Slaves on Goree Island in Dakar stands as a memorial to the Atlantic Slave Trade.
The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) and its Door of No Return is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island.
On the ground floor, in damp cells with very little air or light, up to 200 slaves were held in appalling conditions.
The first slave house on Gorée Island, Senegal, one of the main ports of the transatlantic slave trade, was built in 1536. The house of slaves and its Door of No Return is believed to be one of the the final exit points for many slaves from Africa being brought to the Americas.