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Praia: City Tour with Cidade Velha Visit

1. Praia: City Tour with Cidade Velha Visit

Get picked up at your accommodation in Praia, then depart towards the historical centre of Plateau. Start the walking tour through the colonial buildings of the Presidential Palace, the Main Square, the Municipal Market (closed on Sundays) 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. Upon arrival, 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. Travel back in time, learn the history from your expert, walk on a black sand beach and meet local fishermen before a short trip back to Praia. After a memorable day, your tour ends with a drop-off at your accommodation.

Praia: Guided Historic Walking Tour & Lunch with Locals

2. Praia: Guided Historic Walking Tour & Lunch with Locals

Begin your enriching day with a pickup from your Praia accommodation, and set off to explore the Dona Maria Pia Lighthouse. Meet locals there and capture stunning pictures of volcanic rocks and the mesmerizing landscapes. Next, venture to the historical center of Plateau and embark on a fascinating walking tour through colonial buildings. Pass by monuments honoring the island's discoverers, freedom fighters, and local artists at the Palace of Culture. Your expert local guide will reveal the city's settlement history and the symbolism of the colors in the National Flag at the Presidential Palace. Continue your journey to the lively Municipal Market, where you'll mingle with locals and discover a diverse range of local fruits and vegetables. Explore the largest souvenir market in Cape Verde, Sucupira Market, and immerse yourself in vibrant street arts, capturing the essence of local stories and island culture portrayed by urban artists. Conclude the tour with a special lunch in an authentic setting. Savor a delicious lunch and immerse yourself in the original soul of the city before being dropped-off at your accommodation.

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Perfect for discovering the city and its inhabitants! Don't forget the lighthouse