Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, Cidade Velha

Sitting 120 m (394 ft) above sea level, the World Heritage Site of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe is known to locals as "The Citadel." Built between 1587 and 1593 and subsequently damaged during a French pirate attack, the structure was reconstructed in the latter half of the 18th century. Work out when and for how long to visit Fortaleza Real de San Felipe and other Cidade Velha attractions using our handy Cidade Velha attractions tool .
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  • Very nice view from the castle of the city. Entry fee € 5 with a little slide show explaining the history and renovation of the city.
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  • Of course also the visit of the fortress is the trip after Cidade Velha! The climb is worth. The view of the underlying Valley is fantastic. The Fort even impressive in its massiveness. We got "Lucky": during the ascent, it has only geregnet-very refreshing ;-) And with 5 rainy days in a year but worth mentioning.
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  • Porton di Us Island-emblematic, historical, nostalgic and photographically perfect (at birth and at sunset). Surely one of the most genuine tourist postcards of Cape Verde. Required for the first UNESCO heritage site of Cape Verde, and an example of how international cooperation is central to the rescue the memory of mankind.
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