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Santiago Island Tour: Highlights Of Cidade Velha With A Local Guide (from Praia)

Santiago Island Tour: Highlights Of Cidade Velha With A Local Guide (from Praia) Packages
Country: Cape Verde
City: Cidade Velha, Santiago
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Explore the first city built by Europeans in sub-Saharan Africa, Cidade Velha, a World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Cape Verdean nation and culture. Enrich your knowledge of the history of colonization and slavery in Cape Verde, and take in the city's highlights.


Explore the highlights of Cidade Velha, a World Heritage Site that represents the cradle of Cape Verdean nation and culture, on this full 4-hour morning tour. After pickup from your accommodation in Praia, head to Cidade Velha. Your first visit will be to the Royal Fortress of São Filipe. Built originally to defend the city against pirate attacks, the fort makes an excellent viewing point from an altitude of 120 meters above sea level. Next, explore the ruins of the first sub-Saharan African Cathedral, and see fishermen returning from the water with their traditional boats full of fresh fish. Head to 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 some local delights in a typical restaurant right on the seafront. The tour finishes with drop-off back to your hotel in Praia.


Explore the birthplace of Cape Verdean nation and culture

Visit a royal fortress built to protect the island from pirate attacks

Visit the former slave market at Pelourinho

Discover the ruins of the first sub-saharan African Cathedral

DURATION Every day, from 9 am (Approximately 4 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 and shoes, a hat and sunscreen

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Printed or mobile voucher accepted

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

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