Guided tour

Praia: City Tour with Cidade Velha Visit

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

Praia: City Tour with Cidade Velha Visit

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 62.28 per person

Explore Praia on a guided tour of the cities major historical sites. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cidade Velha.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the biggest souvenir market in the country, Sucupira Market
  • Explore Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover the birthplace of Cape Verdean culture
  • Visit the former slave market in Pilourinho
Full description

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Praia and then head to the historical center of Plateau. Take a walking tour through the Jaime Mota Military Barracks, passing by the Presidential Palace and Alexandre Albuquerque Square. In the Municipal Market, meet locals and find a diverse range of fresh local fruits and vegetables. Next, explore the largest souvenir market to be found in Cape Verde, the Sucupira Market. Explore Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to see all its highlights such as the Royal Fortress of São Filipe, the ruins of the first sub-Saharan African Cathedral, the fishermen bay, the former slave market in Pelourinho, the famous Banana Street with its traditional houses, the Nossa Senhora do Rosário church, and finally the Convent of São Francisco. Travel back in time, learn the history from your expert, walk on a black sand beach and meet local fishermen before a short trip back to Praia. After a memorable day, the tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Praia.

  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Praia
  • Tour Guide
  • Transportation
  • Liability insurance
  • Entrance fee (€5 for Fortress)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a small amount of walking
  • The Municipal Market is closed on Sundays
  • The Royal Fortress is closed on holidays
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Alfonse (hope that’s right) was an awesome guide, explaining a lot and he has given us the time we needed for looking around. Was a lot of fun with him and our driver! Can totally recommend the tour!

December 5, 2022

Product ID: 344056