Cidade Alta

Cidade Alta, Luanda

Cidade Alta
3.5

3.5
30 reviews
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Very good
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PeterV1
Johannesburg, South Africa301 contributions
Imposing and Beautiful
Apr 2019 • Business
You will visit this building for the sheer size and imposing nature of the building. It is large and as you get closer you are amazed at the sheer size. It dominates the whole precinct and it bright exterior color makes it well worth a visit.
Written April 29, 2019
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NNasser
Cairo, Egypt33 contributions
Luanda new face
Apr 2017
Cidade Alta represents the modern face of Luanda, where roads are good and scenes are pleasant. you can find there the new parliament house as seen in the photo.
Written March 20, 2018
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Damien
Tralee, Ireland3,327 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2017 • Solo
Nice buildings
One weird thing about Luanda is that there are virtually no taxis on the street except local minibus types
You need to call them
Very awkward for getting around and a very stupid idea
Don't forget to change to kwanchas on the street
50 per cent more
No problem with police
Written October 20, 2017
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TempleofPeace
Hong Kong757 contributions
Where the uppers live and work
Sep 2017 • Solo
Good views of the cidade bassa. Don't take photos around here as it is a high security zone. Some nice old buildings.
Written September 26, 2017
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agusticassa
Girona, Spain1,514 contributions
parliament and other public buildings
Apr 2017 • Solo
This part of the city can not be visited completely, the part of the presidential palace it's banned to the visitors, but by the street you can see the parliament building.
Written April 19, 2017
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Ricardo Z
Mexico City, Mexico10 contributions
Nice, el.egant portuguese-inspired architecture and lovely view of the bay
Jul 2016
It is worth visiting to get a feel of the colonial past of this country, so rocked by tragedy and wars.
Written July 27, 2016
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ArickWierson
Luanda, Angola9 contributions
This is the Presidential compound - do not walk around with cameras or act like a tourist!
Mar 2016
Cidade Alta is where the presidential palace and offices as well as the accommodations and offices of other high-ranking officials. Do not walk around here as a tourist and no pictures. There are military personnel on every corner and they will be very suspicious of anyone looking like a tourist.
Written April 15, 2016
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Joyce J
245 contributions
Not an easy area to hang around
Sep 2015 • Business
Recommended for those you appreciate old portuguese architecture. Its got a lovely church and you can visit the Fort museum. However, due to high security, it is almost impossible to take pictures of the buildings without getting into trouble.
Written February 19, 2016
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Teresa H
Texada Island, Canada6,042 contributions
Rich seperated from everyone else
May 2015 • Couples
There are some wonderfully beautiful beautiful buildings but when we were on a tour we were not allowed to take pictures. Luanda seems on one hand to encourage tourism,and then on the other hand not letting photo's is counterproductive. After seeing the 'poor' area which is being torn down slowly for high rises, this area is really nice, but very segregated. But, nothing special and not overly worth going out of one's way to see, other than there is not a lot of interesting things to see in Luanda other than the fort anyways.
Written June 14, 2015
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Jaroslaw S
Washington DC, DC277 contributions
beautiful
May 2014 • Solo
if you only have few hours to go around, come here and enjoy, you may feel like in 19th century, charming architecture, great view of the city
Written May 18, 2014
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