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…
For panoramic views of Mindelo, all of São Vicente as well as Santo Antão and Santa Luzia, hike up to São Vicente's highest peak (750m) on a clear day.
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…
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.
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.
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.
The restored two-storey food market from 1784 is a great place to see sweet-talking vendors hawking local produce and medicinal herbs.
Mindelo's photogenic câmara municipal (town hall) dates from the mid-19th century.