Praia attractions

Museum in Praia

Sala-Museu Amilcar Cabral

This small museum and foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory of freedom fighter Amilcar Cabral (1924–73). Photographs and other memorabilia shed light on one of West Africa's great visionaries. An intellec…
Museum in Praia

Museu Etnográfico de Praia

This small museum has a tiny collection of traditional Cabo Verdean artefacts (pottery, textiles and baskets), plus a few treasures hauled up from the many sunken ships. An occasional temporary exhibit focuses on a …
Lighthouse in Praia

Farol Dona Maria Pia

Built in 1881 and named after a Portuguese queen, this wind-battered lighthouse provides a scenic vantage point for views across the coastline.
Market in Praia

Mercado de Sucupira

It's well worth taking a stroll through this bustling food market in the Platô.
Church in Praia

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graça

A grand early-20th-century church that anchors the east side of Praia's prettiest plaza.