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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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Type: Mountains, Outdoors

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

the high point of mindelo. impressive climbing. It scares when you driving, but its definetely a must see. Should consider including this in your itinerary

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When visiting Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands, take a taxi ride (20 Euros return) to the top of Monte Verde for a great view of the Island and surrounding area. We were fortunate enough to arrive on a clear day and have some fantastic panoramic photos from the top. Although there is not much else up there, the trip... More 

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Sacrofano, Italy
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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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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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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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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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