Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cidade Velha | Cape Verde

The town of Ribeira Grande, renamed Cidade Velha in the late 18th century, was the first European colonial outpost in the tropics. Located in the south of the island of Santiago, the town features some of the original street layout impressive remains including two churches, a royal fortress and Pillory Square with its ornate 16th century marble pillar.

This postcard doesn’t show much of the old town, only a part of the beach/coastline. But as you can read on the back, it is definitely a part of Cidade Velha. 


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