The Royal Palaces of Abomey are twelve palaces spread over an area of 40 hectares and located in the heart of Abomey. The kings who once ruled the kingdom wanted to make their own contribution to beautifying the city as well as leaving a sign of their power, so each of them built a new palace that contributed to the expansion of the existing building. Today only two of the twelve royal palaces remain with sculptures and tapestries depicting important events in the life of the Fon kingdom, such as victorious battles, myths, rituals, war scenes and the power and grandeur of the rulers. Visitors are sure to enjoy a tour inside the palace and see objects belonging to the ancient kingdom, among them a throne mounted on human skulls.