Mindelo attractions

Museum in Mindelo

Museu do Mar

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 whaling in the late 19th century. Displays from shipwrecks re…
Historic Building in Mindelo

Palácio do Povo

This cheery pink colonial confection and former government building today hosts changing exhibitions. Currently, its rooms are given over to a long-running show dedicated to legendary homegrown singer, Cesária Évora…
Marina in Mindelo

Pont 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 trees, it has several upscale restaurants and shops.
Notable Building in Mindelo

Centro 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 and books.
Monument in Mindelo

Torre 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.
Market in Mindelo

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.
Market in Mindelo

Mercado Municipal

The restored two-storey food market from 1784 is a great place to see sweet-talking vendors hawking local produce and medicinal herbs.
Historic Building in Mindelo

Town Hall

Mindelo's photogenic câmara municipal (town hall) dates from the mid-19th century.