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A part of a Cidade Velha visit

Leaving the Pelourinho, going through Rua Banana and visiting the church Nossa Senhora do Rosario... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2017
saronic
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Zurich, Switzerland
Interesting place

We visited this during a half day trip to Ciudade velha. This is an old monastery partly in ruins... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2017
alex w
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Mar 16, 2017
“Interesting place”
Jan 5, 2017
“A part of a Cidade Velha visit”
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Fortsetzung der Rua Banana, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629, Cape Verde
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We visited this during a half day trip to Ciudade velha. This is an old monastery partly in ruins. Unfortunately the door to the church was locked.

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Reviewed January 5, 2017

Leaving the Pelourinho, going through Rua Banana and visiting the church Nossa Senhora do Rosario it makes sense to continue further inland to visit the site of a former Franciscan monastery from the 17th century. Most of it had been destroyed and the whole place...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2016

Ask about the story of the Priest who is buried outside the Church. It is very basic but it can transport you back in time.

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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...More

Thank Andrew C
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...More

Thank patrickmeyer
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...More

Thank Ramune T
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