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Address: Fortsetzung der Rua Banana, Cidade Velha, Santiago, Cape Verde

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Not much to see now

These ruins are older than the Igreja Rosario, but there is not now much to be seen here. The area has been carefully excavated, and you can see where some of the foundation walls... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2016
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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

These ruins are older than the Igreja Rosario, but there is not now much to be seen here. The area has been carefully excavated, and you can see where some of the foundation walls have been. There is more that could be done in the way of excavation and interpretation of the ruins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The construction of this church started in the 17th century and it has served as housing for the Franciscan order and a training center for priests. It was damaged in the 18th century by fire. It has been recently refurbished and renovated with help by UNESCO. An excellent multi-language information panel stands in front of the church reciting this history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

the convent itself is small and not so impressive, but the surroundings are beautiful. Also make sure on the way to it or back from it you take a Banana road with the small houses on both sides of the streets and lots of trees making nice shadow.

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