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Santiago Island: Praia City Tour + Highlights Of Cidade Velha

Santiago Island: Praia City Tour + Highlights Of Cidade Velha Packages
Country: Cape Verde
City: Praia, Santiago
Duration: 6 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Explore Praia on a guided tour of the Municipal Market and the city major historical sites. Visit Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about the history of slavery in the first city built by Europeans in sub-Saharan Africa.


Start with pickup from your accommodation in Praia, and first visit the Dona Maria Pia Lighthouse. Take stunning pictures from the top of the Lighthouse surrounded by the large cannons installed to protect the island from the attack of pirates such as Francis Drake and Jacques Cassard. Make your way to the historical center of Plateau. Take a walking tour through the Jaime Mota Military Barracks, passing by the Presidential Palace and Alexandre Albuquerque Square. In the Municipal Market, meet locals and find a diverse range of fresh local fruits and vegetables. Next, explore the largest souvenir market to be found in Cape Verde, the Sucupira Market. Explore Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to see all its highlights such as the Royal Fortress of São Filipe, the ruins of the first sub-Saharan African Cathedral, the fishermen bay, the former slave market in Pelourinho, the famous Banana Street with its traditional houses, the Nossa Senhora do Rosário church, and finally the Convent of São Francisco. At lunch, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the city, and taste local delights in a typical restaurant right on the seafront. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Praia.


Explore Plateau and visit the Municipal Market

Discover the birthplace of Cape Verdean nation and culture

Explore Cidade Velha - World Heritage Site

Discover the ruins of the first sub-Saharan African Cathedral

Have a delicious lunch overlooking the sea

DURATION Every day, from 9 am to 3 pm (6 hours)


Private Transportation

Hotel pick up and drop off (only for hotels in Praia or Cidade Velha)

All entrance fees (Royal Fortress, Sé Cathedral and Convent of São Francisco)

Guiding service (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish)

EXCLUSIONS: Lunch and personal expenses.


Please bring confortable clothes, a hat and sunscreen

A small amount of walking is involved

Local currency may be required to purchase souvenirs (optional)

The Municipal Market is close on Sundays.

Printed or mobile voucher accepted

Instant confirmation. Cut-off time: 8 hours before the scheduled starting time.

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