Inside the Torre de Belém, Mindelo's most intriguing museum gives an overview of São Vicente's history, from the island's role in the triangular trade to…
Must see attractions in Mindelo
- MMuseu do Mar
- PPalácio do Povo
This cheery pink colonial confection and former government building today hosts changing exhibitions. Currently, its rooms are given over to a long…
- Fish Market
The city's photogenic fish market lies just beyond Torre de Belém, with a jetty right behind it where fishermen unload their daily catch.
- PPont d'Agua
With its modern glass and concrete constructions, this swank new complex looks and feels more like the south of France than Cabo Verde. Dotted with palm…
- CCentro Cultural do Mindelo
Inside the old customs house, the cultural centre houses changing exhibitions of local arts and culture and has a tiny shop selling local crafts, music…
- TTorre de Belém
Jutting out into the harbour is the fortresslike Torre de Belém – a Disney World version of the 15th-century tower that guards Lisbon's port.
- MMercado Municipal
The restored two-storey food market from 1784 is a great place to see sweet-talking vendors hawking local produce and medicinal herbs.
- TTown Hall
Mindelo's photogenic câmara municipal (town hall) dates from the mid-19th century.