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Fortaleza Real de San Felipe

Rua de Forteleza, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629, Cape Verde
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Centuries of history and sweeping views

While more of a site than a sight today, with just the one information board outside, this is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
phutty
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Tallinn, Estonia
Great views

Interesting place and great views. Enjoy the walk down into the small beautiful village by the sea... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
allenja
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Belgium
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Overlooking Cidade Velha, approach from turning on the road from Praia.
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  • Average19%
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Rua de Forteleza, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629, Cape Verde
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting place and great views. Enjoy the walk down into the small beautiful village by the sea. And eat well there

Thank allenja
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

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

Thank Marion W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank David A
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

When you go with a guide you will be told the whole historic background of this fortress. Interesting to know howthe old city was protected and rebuild

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Very nice visit and I recommend hiring the local tour guide to walk you through the fort and explain the history of the area.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Nice walk to the top of the hill. It offers great views of the area and the walls are still quite imposing.

Thank Vlad G
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

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

Thank saronic
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We got offered a lift into Praia by a local couple. Entrance was cheap (10 euros for the 4 of us if I remember right) and would have got us in other historical sites. You have realy nice views over the harbour and see all...More

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