Welcome to São Nicolau

Near the mouth of the fertile Fajã Valley lies Ribeira Brava, the island's capital. Long Cabo Verde's religious centre, it was built inland to protect its treasures from pirates. Its narrow, hillside streets and tiled roofs are reminiscent of 17th-century Portugal. Ribeira Brava's Carnival celebration in February or March is second only to Mindelo's.

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