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Cidade Velha Day Trip

Discover the first Portuguese city in Africa. In Cidade Velha, you'll find a ruined cathedral, the old slave market and a pirate-proof fort.

Cidade Velha Day Trip

We'll pick you up at around 9 am from your accommodation in Praia, hitting the road to Cidade Velha, the first Portuguese city in Africa. Here you'll visit the San Felipe Fort, 120 metres above sea level it was constructed to defend the city against the attacks of pirates, including one by Francis Drake himself!

In the centre of the city still stand the ruins of the cathedral, the inside of which will take you straight back to the 16th century. Then we'll head for the main square, which was once the slave market. Here you'll also see the Pelourinho, where public executions were held.

And no tour of Cidade Velha would be complete without exploring the emblematic Banana street, with its striking houses, as well as the fifteenth-century church of Our Lady of the Rosary.

We'll then make our way to a local restaurant for lunch of grilled fish, with dessert and coffee. Then the tour makes its way back to Praia, from where we'll accompany you back to your hotel, arriving at around 3:30 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Adults Children from 6 to 11 years old Children under 6
English Language Tour
US$ 66.50
US$ 48.30

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 66.50
  • Children from 6 to 11 years old

    US$ 48.30
  • Children under 6


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6 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Bus or minibus transport.

English speaking guide.

Entry to the cathedral.

Entry to the church of Our Lady of the Rosary.


When to book?

Bookings are permitted up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

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No, not advisable for people with reduced mobility.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 66.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 4 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 4 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.