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Cidade Velha Destination Guide

Explore Cidade Velha in Cape Verde.

Cidade Velha in the region of Ribeira Grande de Santiago with it's 2,148 inhabitants is a town in Cape Verde - some 7 mi (or 11 km) West of Praia, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Cidade Velha is now 07:42 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Atlantic / Cape Verde" with an UTC offset of -1 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Vila Nova Sintra, Vila Nova, Vila do Maio, Vila da Ribeira Brava, Vale da Gusta or Assomada. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Trindade, Sao Martinho, Sao Joao, Porto Gouveia and Cidade Velha. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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16:08 min ( April 08, 2011 by elderonda)
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Praia Capital de Cabo Verde Fue en 1456 cuando un barco de bandera Portuguesa a su camino a Gambia, fue llevado por las corrientes de las costas africanas y así descubrió las costas de la Isla de Sa...

Cabo Verde Odyssey

05:11 min ( December 09, 2009 by HitandRunHistory)
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The crew of Hit and Run History heads to Cape Verde, hot on the trail of the Columbia Expedition -- the first American voyage 'round the world. We climb volcanos, drink grog and beat on dengue-ridden ...

TAP - Lisboa - Recife

01:06 min ( April 10, 2009 by Jorge Barreto)
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09:50 min ( July 19, 2009 by kbeachboy)
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My bachelor project. english version also available

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Interesting facts about this location

Ribeira Grande de Santiago, Cape Verde

Ribeira Grande de Santiago (Portuguese for "Great River" which it flows nearby) is a municipality located in Cape Verde. The municipality was first founded in the 16th century. Later, the importance of the city declined and the municipality was transferred to Praia. The old city of Ribeira Grande de Santiago is one of the oldest cities founded by Europeans in Sub-Saharan Africa.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 14.92, -23.62 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Cape Verde, Santiago, Cape Verde

Battle of Porto Praya

The Battle of Porto Praya was a naval battle which took place during the American Revolutionary War on 16 April 1781 between a British squadron under Commodore George Johnstone and a French squadron under the Bailli de Suffren. Both squadrons were en route to the Cape of Good Hope, the British to take it from the Dutch, the French aiming to help defend it and French possessions in the Indian Ocean.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 14.92, -23.62 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:1781 in France, Conflicts in 1781, Naval battles involving France, Naval battles involving Great Britain, Naval battles of the East Indies Campaign

São Filipe, Cape Verde (municipality)

São Filipe is a municipality on the island of Fogo in the Sotavento group of Cape Verde. São Filipe is linked with a highway that almost encircles the whole island of Fogo but it is inaccessible to the east by small narrow gravel stretch and a small road to Mount Fogo. Farmlands covers most of the area in the west, the central and the south, the rocky landscape with a few bushes and grasslands of Mount Fogo lies to the east.

More reading: São Filipe, Cape Verde (municipality) homepage
Located at 14.92, -23.62 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Fogo, Cape Verde, Municipalities of Cape Verde

Francisco Mendes International Airport

Francisco Mendes International Airport was an airport located on Santiago Island in Cape Verde. It was opened in 1961, and was named after African nationalist Francisco Mendes. It was located about 2 km east of central Praia in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago. In late 2005, the airport was deactivated, and replaced by the new Praia International Airport.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 14.92, -23.62 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Cape Verde

São Domingos, Cape Verde (municipality)

São Domingos is a Municipality in Santiago island in Cape Verde. The São Domingos municipality was formed primarily to relieve Praia of the administrative difficulties involved in managing both a large capital city in addition to agrarian villages. The São Domingos municipality includes two roads, one of which was widened to three lanes and paved in 2004. The two major settlements in the concelho are São Domingos and Praia Baixo, São Domingos being by far the largest settlement in the area.

More reading: São Domingos, Cape Verde (municipality) homepage
Located at 14.92, -23.62 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Cape Verde, Santiago, Cape Verde