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While more of a site than a sight today, with just the one information board outside, this is a good place to come to with a guide or having read up on the place. It's a very impressive structure with an intriguing history and offers...More
it was quite along drive to the Fort from Praia. Been to tons of Forts all over the world and thus this one isn't an outstanding one from that point of view. But don't let that deter you. There are nice views of the valley...More
We were taken here during our tour.
It was approached up a stone road and stood on the hill.
Needless too say much of it had gone or was reconstructed. The fort I found unremarkable as the only remaining building was the tower to collect...More
The fortress has been reconstructed to a good standard. There is a 15 minute video about the fortress and other places in the old capital which is good.
Look for the cannon made in tudor England which came from Drake's ship.
An impressive place to...More
Travelling by taxi from Praia it makes sense to branch off to the right first, before descending to Cidade Velha proper. Soon one arrives at the Fortaleza de São Filipe. Only here, at a small information center, one can buy a ticket for 500 Esc...More