Cape Verde - Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande

"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." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Multi-view of Ilha do Santiago- Santiago of Cape Verde - Cabo Verde. An an island country located off the North West Coast of Africa in the North Atlantic Ocean. The fort of Ribeira Grande can be seen in this multi-view.

Postcard 2
A typical traditional house in Cidade Velha, Santiago Island. Thanks to Lucia of Cape Verde - Cabo Verde.

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