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Cidade Velha

 
Cidade Velha The town of Ribeira Grande, renamed Cidade Velha in the late 18th century, was the first European colonial outpost in the tropics. Located in the south of the island of Santiago, the town features some of the original street layout impressive remains including two churches, a royal fortress and Pillory Square with its ornate 16th century marble pillar. Cidade Velha has the oldest colonial church in the world - Nossa Senhora do Rosário church, which was constructed in 1493 - 1495....
 

Boa Vista

 
Boa Vista Boa Vista has a distinctly different character from the other islands. So Vicente may be a bit dry, but Boa Vista is a desert. It is pretty flat with larger expanses of sand and gravel, and a few volcanic core mountains. Vegetation is almost non existent over most of the island. Sal Rei is the most important town on the island. The name means Salt King and refers to the salt production business which used to be important on Boa Vista. Nowadays it seems like it's tourism which may bring in some money. There's lots of fantastic beaches on the island. ...
 

Santo Antao

 
Santo Antao It's the most north island of the archipel. The main cities there are Porto Novo and Povo Sao. The views from the mountains are immensely beautiful. If you're in Porto Novo and it's clear weather, you can even see San Vicente. There's a boatline between that island and Porto Novo. You can also visit breweries, where they brew the national drink Grogue. Tipically is that one side of the island is pretty dry, but the other side is very green. In valleys it's always green, because the water comes down from the mountains and stays down, in the valleys. When you drive in the mountains it can occur that there's a cloud in between, and it's very special to drive through it....
 

Fogo

 
Fogo The major attraction of Fogo is Mount Fogo, the 2800 meter high volcano that dominates the landscape. Ferries dock at Sao Felipe a small sleepy town with a few restaurants, hotels and bars. Hiking to the top of the volcano is not very hard, but getting to the base can be, Cha de Caldeiras was a bit cut off after a 1995 eruption....
 

Sao Tiago

 
Sao Tiago Sao Tiago is the main island and home to the capital, Praia. The city isn't as beautiful as the archipelago's other city, Mindelo, but it's a pleasant place, with its centre perched on a rocky plateau known as Plat. This central area is surrounded by urban sprawl in three directions. Some 20 km (12 mi) inland from Praia, the village of Sao Domingos is the closest green agricultural valley to the capital. There are one or two shops selling handicrafts. At the northern end of Sao Tiago is the island's second largest settlement, Tarrafal, which is famous for its beaches....
 

 

 

 

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