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What people are saying about Cidade Velha

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We were hesitant about whether it would be worth the full day or cost but we are so so glad we did this. It was the highlight of our visit to Santiago as you see so much in a say. The tour guide Maria was amazing she taught us so much about the history, culture and life in Cape Verde. The highlight was definitely the cooking - the people were so so kind and lovely. Fascinating to see the plantations and rum distillery. Tyne views weren’t great due to cloud but this was out of their control!! 10/10

Staff knowledgeable of the things they show, although always receptive to knowing more, they create a relationship with the customer that, combined with a natural friendliness, makes visits into something more than a simple visit, but often an interactive discovery that benefits both the parts. Ailton is a young man with a promising future in this area and he has all these qualities.

Great visit with an awesome guide named Maria :)! She really made us discover the Cidade Velha in an enriching way, with lots of anecdotes and historical explanations! We also had the chance to meet locals, we were very well received :)! I recommend this 4 hour visit and thanks again to Maria :) Julie and Sylvain

We had a wonderful experience today . We visited Ciudade Velha and with us therewas Maria as guide. She is so nice as person and so professional . She could even help us to find the tickets to Mail island as we could book by ourselves. Thank you so much !

Maria was perfect as a guide! Super friendly and authentic! Although the distillery and the botanical garden were unfortunately closed, the day was great!