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Half-Day Guided Tour to Cidade Velha with Lunch

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  • 4 hr

First of all, let me introduce myself and present my project, I am Vera and the professionals I work with are guides and professionals who work in this area for more than 5 years. Our mission is to help domestic and foreign travelers to be more connected with the locals and especially with culture and sport. This experience is different because you will have a different experience in Cape Verde closer to the locals and more connected to the culture, travel with us and you will also be contributing to the sustainable development of our country.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Cidade Velha

To enter the oldest city of Cape Verde you do not have to pay the entrance fee. Cidade Velha or Santiago's Old Town is the birthplace of Cape Verdeanity. It is also the toponymy of what was the ancient city of Ribeira Grande, which was the capital of the archipelago of Cape Verde for some centuries. It was the first city that the Portuguese had in Africa, in their adventure of discoveries. Hence it is a mandatory reference in the historical context of the Cape Verde islands.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario

Cape Verde's oldest church, built in Cidade Velha about 30 years after the discovery of the archipelago, reopened after 20 months of rehabilitation works financed by Cape Verde and Portugal.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Convento de Sao Francisco

Church of Convento de Sao Francisco. It is, moreover, a place of extraordinary beauty, which lifts the soul of anyone, transported by the strength of the symbolism of the throbbing history that we can imagine or almost even sense there.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By:

Banana Street in the Old Town. Santiago island, is one of the oldest streets in Cape Verde. This is considered the first street urbanized by the Portuguese in the tropics, built in the 15th century. Some historians claim that the reason for the name is due to the shape of the street, which is just like a banana. Coincidence or purposely designed, like this ?! With historic houses, with a single plant built of stone and lime, with a door and two windows and a straw roof, the great landowners of the island of Santiago and the island of Fogo lived on this street. In the 16th century, there were 500 good residences of waste and lime in the city.

Stop At: Pelourinho

The Pelourinho (Portuguese for "pillory") is an important monument in the city of Cidade Velha in the south of Santiago, Cape Verde. The historic centre of Cidade Velha is an UNESCO World Heritage site since June 2009. It is a white marble column in Manueline style, standing at the main square of the town. It was a symbol of municipal power, and of slavery: rebellious slaves were punished publicly at the pelourinho.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

Forte Real de São Filipe is a 16th century fortress in the city of Cidade Velha in the south of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is located on a plateau above the town centre, 120 meters above sea level. The historic centre of Cidade Velha is an UNESCO World Heritage site since June 2009

Duration: 15 minutes