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The Best of Santiago Island: Cidade Velha, Tarrafal + East Side

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  • 9 hr

Explore Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a local guide Visit to the most African and historical city of Cape Verde Take a local guide and discover the former slave market Drive with photo stop around the Natural Park of Serra Malagueta Relax on the most beautiful beach of Santiago Island - Tarrafal Beach

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Praia

Departure from your hotel

Stop At: Cidade Velha

Discover the highlights of Santiago Island beyond the city of Praia on a full-day trip. First, be picked up at your hotel and travel towards Cidade Velha. Discover all of the main points of interest here 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

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Fortaleza Real de San Felipe

Visit the Fortress Real the São Filipe that was built in 1587, to defend the city by the pirates attacks.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Se Catedral

The first cathedral to be built, in África by Portuguese, in 1556. Is only one of the country tere's today we have only ruins.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At:

Was the symbol of the municipal power , built in 1512 with a white marble, and was use a slave market

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rue Banana

Was the first hurbanized street, built by the colonists, that appeared with the human occupation in the beginning of the settlement.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario

Was the fisrt monument buit, in Cidade Velha, 1495.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Convento de Sao Francisco

This monument was built in seventen century,

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Assomada

Next, drive through the mountains towards the north of the island. Make some photo stops in São Domingos, Assomada, and in the Natural Park of Serra Malagueta.

Stop At: Tarrafal Beach

. Travel to the town of Tarrafal and enjoy the most beautiful beach of Santiago Island. With its white sand and crystal-clear waters, the small beach of Tarrafal is surrounded by hills and coconut trees.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Calheta de Sao Miguel

After lunch, travel back towards Praia on the eastern coast and visit the community of Rabelados along the way. See the only community that still lives in thatched houses, preserving the oldest customs and beliefs of Cape Verde, before arriving back in the city center.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Praia

Drop off at the Hotel