June 25, 2024

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A Travel To The Past in Cidade Velha, Cape Verde

Soon after executing a full day Santiago Island Tour plus a workshop, I had a 2nd day very well used! I’m nonetheless in Santiago in Cape Verde, and this time, I explored the highlights of Cidade Velha, the country’s previous capital.

This unforgettable working day was entertaining and thrilling, all many thanks to Bu Nation Tours and Maria – my guide and my photographer that working day! Haha. Guys, she takes great images! Alright, without having further more ado, here’s how I put in my second day in Cidade Velha with Bu State Tours.

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About Cidade Velha

Cidade Velha is a town in Santiago. It is found on the southern component of the island. Due to the fact it is the previous capital of Cape Verde, there are a large amount of places that can be explored here which I will share with you beneath. 

Highlights of My Cidade Velha Tour

Cidade Velha – now declared a World Heritage Web-site by UNESCO – with all its sights ought to surely be visited when going to the island of Santiago. The originality was nevertheless preserved in this article! Unique impressions await anybody checking out right here!

A Travel To The Past in Cidade Velha, Cape Verde My 174th Country!

Cidade Velha

As soon as I arrived in this city, I was welcomed by heartwarming people today! The city by itself is abundant in tradition and historical past. It was founded by Portuguese settlers and named it Ribeira Grande also acknowledged as Cideda Velha. This is also the motive why the town is identified as the birthplace of Cape Verdean country and lifestyle. I was so glad that I was offered the prospect to get to know this wonderful town with amazing individuals.

Fortaleza Authentic de Sao Filipe

One of the sites we frequented in Cidade Velha, Fortaleza Genuine de Sao Filipe. A pay a visit to to the fort higher than Cidade Velha is a must. It has been mostly restored in new years, so persons can nonetheless see its elegance up to this day. I was blown away by the outstanding all-spherical see. Not only that, but it also offers insights of the prosperous previous of the island. 

Se Catedral

The third place we went to was Se Catedral. The ruins are incredibly remarkable since of their sizing by itself. These days only a handful of walls have remained standing, but from right here, you can also see grave slabs and have a stunning view of the castle and the metropolis.


An additional need to-check out location in Cidade Velha. The “Pelourinho”, a pillory from 1512 that commemorates the record of the Ribeira Grande slave current market. At initially glance, it appears to be like a different pillory, but as quickly as I was advised the tale of the slaves, I began to truly feel its legitimate excess weight and symbolism.

A Travel To The Past in Cidade Velha, Cape Verde My 174th Country!

It is in the lovely square of the very same identify, wherever the neighborhood sellers are concentrated and in entrance of the sea. The sq. is beautiful and properly ideal for locals promoting fruit and a variety of memento goods. 

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