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1 day
Port in Praia
Praia
Tour Details

Explore Praia on a guided tour of the Municipal Market and the city’s 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.

Praia City and Cidade Velha Day Trip

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Operating days: On Request

Departure time: 0900 hours

Duration: 1 day

Departure point: Port in Praia

Arrival point:  Port in Praia

Special instructions: please contact Across Africa Tours and Travel to confirm your departure information at least one week before your first day of travel

Departure & Return Location

Port in Praia

Departure Time

9;00am

Price Includes

  • Pickup and drop-off at port in Praia
  • Private Transportation in air conditioned
  • English speaking Guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Liability insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities
What to Expect

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.

Itinerary

Praia City

Upon arrival you will be picked up at the port at 9m. Depart towards the historical center of Plateau and
start the walking tour through the Jaime Mota Military Barracks, Presidential Palace, Alexandre
Albuquerque Square, until the Municipal Market (closed on Sundays). Procced to Mercado de Sucupira
Here meet locals and find a diversity of local fruits and vegetables. Afterwards, explore Cape Verde’s largest
souvenir market, the Sucupira Market, and experience the daily life of the Cape Verdean family. Move on to
Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first city built by Europeans in sub-Saharan
Africa. Take a guided walking tour of the São Filipe Fortress, explore the ruins of the first Cathedral built
by Europeans in Sub-Saharan Africa, the former slave market, and the famous Banana Street with its
thatched houses. Visit the Fortress Real the São Filipe that was built in 1587, to defend the city by the
pirates attacks. Discover the ruins of the first sub-Saharan African Cathedral the only one cathedral of the
country. Visit the former slave market in Pilourinho, was a symbol of municipal power, on the pass. Visit
the famous Banana Street with its traditional houses. Drop-off at the port in 4.30pm Praia.

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