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Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande

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Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande

CountryCape Verde
Date of Inscription2009
CategoryCultural Sites

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.

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Capital: Praia
Currency: Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Language: Portuguese, Crioulo
Time Zone: UTC-1

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