The Ooni of Ife Palace serves as both the residence and the court of the traditional ruler of Ife, the birthplace of the Yoruba race. This stately palace lies in the ancient city of Ife.
This was built. It is notable as the centre of Yoruba history and culture. Contains mythical objects and spots of historical significance
Legend has it that this location contains the spot where the first blacksmith vanished from earth, to continue his existence underground
The magnificent palace of the Ooni of Ife otherwise known as Ile Oduduwa, named after the first king of the Yoruba race. The palace is an in-depth reflection of ancient Ife because the palace existed alongside the city as far back as 500 BC.
It is a perfect symbol of power, authority and pride for all who trace their heritage to Ile-Ife. Even with the modernization of the palace, traditional and cultural part of it is still preserved.
The palace is a sacred place where you do not just indiscriminately wander. Many special rites and rituals must be performed before a new Ooni begins his residence in the palace.