Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, Cidade Velha

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Sitting 120 m (394 ft) above sea level, the World Heritage Site of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe is known to locals as "The Citadel." Built between 1587 and 1593 and subsequently damaged during a French pirate attack, the structure was reconstructed in the latter half of the 18th century. Work out when and for how long to visit Fortaleza Real de San Felipe and other Cidade Velha attractions using our handy Cidade Velha attractions tool.
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  • Visit this site is like a jump in the history and it helps to better understand the culture of Cabo Verde. Slavery is a big slice of this country past along with the fights against pirates and others....  more »
  • Fairly well maintained fort with amazing views and if you get the right guide, a really interesting history.  more »

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