1. Cape Verde
  2. Santiago Island, Cape Verde
  3. Praia, Cape Verde
  4. Dona Maria Pia Lighthouse

Santiago Island: The Capital of Cape Verde, Praia City Tour

Product ID: 344096
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Discover the historic center of Plateau and its marvelous colonial architecture. Visit the Municipal Market with its variety of fruits and vegetables. Discover Santiago Island's largest souvenir market.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

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  • Visit the Plateau and its colonial buildings
  • See the municipal market with its variety of fruits and vegetables
  • Get lost in Santiago Island's largest souvenir market
  • Eat the most famous and traditional dish of Cape Verde
Full description
Get picked up at your accommodation in Praia, them depart to the Dona Maria Pia Lighthouse. Take stunning pictures from the top of the lighthouse, surrounded by big cannons installed to protect the island from the attack of famous pirates such as Francis Drake and Jacques Cassard. 

Next, forward to the historical center of Plateau and start the walking tour through the Jaime Mota Military Barracks, passing by the Presidential Palace, and the Alexandre Albuquerque Square. In the Municipal Market (closed on Sundays), meet locals and find a diverse range of local fruits and vegetables. Explore the largest souvenir market to be found in Cape Verde, Sucupira Market. 

Find a little bit of everything and experience the daily life of a Cape Verdean family. Finish the tour with special touch of the local gastronomy at Casa Katxupa. There, eat the real country’s national dish, Katxupa, the most famous dish ever made in Cape Verde.
  • Transportation, pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Praia
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Important information
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• This tour requires a moderate amount of walking

From US$ 30.20 per person

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Bu Country Tours

Product ID: 344096