The Rock was discovered by a hunter named Adagba.
The Rock symbolizes unity and freedom not just the people of Egba and Abeokuta, it is a distinctive monument linked to their heroism and freedom.
The Rock was discovered in the 19th century when the Egba people needed took shelter in it during an inter-tribal war.
Olumo Rock stands at 137 metres above sea level, over looking the rusty rooftops of the ancient city of Abeokuta.
It is an Igneous rock of the granite family, which according to records is ageless.
Abeokuta (meaning refuge among rocks) was founded in 1830 by Sodeke (pronounced Shodeke) a hunter and a leader of the Egba refugees who fled from disintegrating Oyo empire.
You can climb the Rock assisted by a tour guard as he shares the history and significance of the Rock. You can also use an elevator if climbing proves challenging. This will give you a panoramic view of the city.
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