We entered the harbor of Praia, the capital of Cape Verde on the island of Santiago on April 14, 2014. We took a tour that explored the island. Our first stop was in Praia where we visited the main vegetable market and wandered the town ending up at the plateau wall with a view of the harbor and the statue of Diogo Gomes who discovered Cape Verde Islands. We then went by bus to the Fortress of San Filipe which looked over Cidade Velha a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is the oldest settlement in the Cape Verde Islands. We then went down into Cidade Velha and explored this settlement.
The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture.