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Address: Rua Banana, Cidade Velha, Santiago, Cape Verde

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Art and History

At the end of lovely Rua Banana and then up to the left, can be found the church Nossa Senhora do Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary). From the point of view of art and history this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of lovely Rua Banana and then up to the left, can be found the church Nossa Senhora do Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary). From the point of view of art and history this is probably the main sight in Cidade Velha, the former 'Ribeira Grande'. When approaching the still active church a lady came towards us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Stroll to the end of Banana Street and come upon a gorgeous flowering tree shading the entrance of this church from antiquity. This church is still packed on Sundays and is a must see when visiting the old city and Cape Verde in general.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

There was a service in progress and we were only able to have a quick look inside. It is remarkable that this church is still functioning over 500 years after it was built. It had a typically simple and light décor on the interior.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Arrived here mid-day on a Saturday and we were quite disappointed to find it closed to visitors. Front door was locked. A historically-significant church, but not particularly attractive and not in a great state of preservation. Of course, being the oldest existing building in Ribeira Grande, you can't expect it to be in perfect condition. Easy to find by following... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

This church was built in the late 1400s and is significant as the oldest colonial church in the world. It is a very small cathedral and we could only see the outside since the entrance was locked. The church is located in the "old city" of Praia just off of the "Banana Road". Worth a stop if only for the... More 

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