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Highlights of Cidade Velha with local guide

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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.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Bu Country Tours

We will pick you up in your hotel, and have like 15 min driving to arrive in the world heritage City

Stop At: Cidade Velha

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.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Fortaleza Real de San Felipe

The visit to Cape Verde's most African and historic city begins with the fortress of São Filipe, where you can learn about the defense system against the pirates who attacked the island and have a wonderful view over the whole Word heritage City

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Se Catedral

Discover the ruins of the first sub-saharan African Cathedral built by the Portuguese, and the only one in Cape Verde, until today.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pelourinho

Head to the former slave market in Pelourinho. Here, the guide will introduce you to the history of slavery from A to Z.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rue Banana

Visit the famous Banana Street with its traditional houses. It was the first street to be urbanized by the Portuguese in the tropics.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At:

The first historical monument to be built in Cape Verde. It is an important church visited by columbus and Vasco da Gama before sailing on to remote lands.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Convento de Sao Francisco

The Convent of São Francisco was built in the 17th century, and it has served as housing for the Franciscan order and a training center for priests. 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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Praia

Drop off at the Hotel