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nice place to relax. also known as Fortim do Mindelo is the fort located north of Mindelo's city center in the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde and is located at the terminus of a street connecting Avenida.
During an island tour we saw this but could not go in. The guide said the old fort has been purchased by someone with a view to converting to a hotel/casino.
It’s a shame that one of the few old buildings is no longer accessible.
A pity. This fort used to defend Mindelo harbour. Nowadays, it has been bought by particulars to build an hotel and casino. In January 2016 access was cut off by a metalic fence and very little activity could be seen inside.
This may have been worth visiting in the past, but it is now only visible from a distance. It is now a ruin, and you cannot get close to it. It is no longer worth making the effort to see it, except perhaps in passing.
The old fort, which has also been a prison, is in a bad state of repair, and there have been plans to knock it down to build a casino complex, though there's no sign of work going on now. There's a fence around it, and...More