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Monte Verde

Address: Strasse zum Monte Verde von Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Mindelo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Sacrofano, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

...beautiful view and smell of local plants...! I suggest a visit in this place to enjoy the landscape and take beautiful pictures of Sao Vicente especially mindelo...!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Monte Verde has a different climate to the rest of the island, thanks to the cloud cover and much more frequent rain (I got soaked on my second visit). It's worth keeping an eye on the mountain and taking the opportunity to drive up (or walk up) when you see it's clear. At the top are lots of telecommunications masts... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The car ride up the mountain is a bit hair raising but once at the top the view over the island is beautiful. Be aware that viewing area at the top can be quite windy. The ground is loose stone and rubble so don't go straying too far off the beaten path. Wait for a clear day if you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a must do while you are in Sao Vicente. It will give you great all around views as the roads wind throughout the mountain. Try to choose a clear day to go up the mountain for the best views. We were enjoying the views so much we decided to get out of the car and hike up when... More

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Blankenberge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Beautiful view and place, i've done it by car, hopefully once on foot. Do take a jacket with you, quite chilly :)

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Mindelo, Cape Verde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

On a clear day you can see Santo Antao, Sao Nicolau and the 3 isles and it is very much green in September - December.

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Herefordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The road up Monte Verde is cobbled and in most places allows cars to pass. Half way up, there is a good, panoramic view of Mindelo port but it can be VERY windy. The mountain is barren until half way up where flowers bloom and insects abound as the vegetation has gained moisture from the mists and clouds. At the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I travelled here with friends and you get a spectacular view of Sao Vicente and Santo Antao (on a clear day). It is nice and cool up there and it's a very nice hike to the top! If you like to get a little excersize, this is a great place for it!

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Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

u can have on this mountain a perfect view of porti grande harbor and also of bahia das gatas bay when u go up there is like u flyng over the island

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Your in Sao Vicente why not go to the highest point of the island an get a great view of Mindelo and on a clear day Santo Antao??? This is a nice place to visit but don't be fooled it is nothing compared to Santo Antao. It takes about 20 to 25 minutes to get from the heart of the... More

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