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Palacio do Povo

| Av. de Indenpedencia, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
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Pink, big, don't take photos

Best maintained building in Sao Tome with nice cars. Not allowed to take photos apparently. Look at... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
ThreeDugongs
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Red Hill
trying to imagine the past

Whatever one can say about Portugal's colonial past, one has to admit that they left some great... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
saronic
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Zurich, Switzerland
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| Av. de Indenpedencia, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
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"people's palace"
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Best maintained building in Sao Tome with nice cars. Not allowed to take photos apparently. Look at the cars and wonder why the money is not spent on the poor.

Thank ThreeDugongs
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Whatever one can say about Portugal's colonial past, one has to admit that they left some great architecture behind. As before on my trip to Cape Verde Islands here again on São Tomé one encounters an attractive town, as not too many to be found...More

Thank saronic
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

There doesn't seem to much going on at the Presidential Palace. It is well maintained in a bright pink. No one seems to mind if you take pictures. There are not guards, no signs of life. It's worth a quick photo stop.

Thank dmittleman
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

There is no allowed to take pictures, during my stay a couple of policemen take care of this. Pink palace for the sao tome president, beatibul building.

Thank agusticassa
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Pimk Palace of the President (which we weren't allowed to photograph). Surrounded by a well tended garden, lots of beautiful palm trees and guarded by uniformed and rifled army personnel. It was a far cry from the run down buildings opposite and associated rubbish...More

Thank Ralph R
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Whilst planning our trip to Sao Tome and realising how little information is available about this country other than the basics offered by geography and history books, I came across a novel with very accurate historical facts called Equador written by Miguel Sousa Tavares. I...More

Thank AnamLondon
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The presidential Palace, also known as "Palacio do Povo" or "People's Palace" is the official residence of the president of the President of the republic. It was built in the 19th century as an administrative center of the governor of the colony, and in 1975...More

Thank Erindel66
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

This "People's Palace" is the old colonial Governors Palace and now the local government headquarters of the island. It is an imposing pretty pink building, two stories in the centre and one at each end, with pleasant small gardens in front. Well worth taking a...More

Thank Rvwr2012
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