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Torre de Belem

Avenida de Republica, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110, Cape Verde
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Cheap and interesting

An interesting building containing displays and information about Cape Verde's/ mindelos links with... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
A-c-hodgr
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Museu Mar

Located close to the sea and the fish market and with the same name as Torre Belem in Lisabon... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
BearTrondheim
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Orkanger, Norway
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average33%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish market” (12 reviews)
“great view” (3 reviews)
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Avenida de Republica, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110, Cape Verde
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

An interesting building containing displays and information about Cape Verde's/ mindelos links with whaling. Info is written in French, english and German so is very tourist friendly. 100esc entry per person. Nice views of the non-working beach and the port from the roof top. Cheap...More

Thank A-c-hodgr
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Located close to the sea and the fish market and with the same name as Torre Belem in Lisabon. Great view over the city, and with a lot of interesting history of the place/island, fish and octupus in glasses with formalin, and also teeth from...More

Thank BearTrondheim
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you want an input in the history of this exiting place, this is a good start. You also get a Nice wiew from the tower

Thank Reidun E
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Near Fish market, something to look at. Island struggling to provide tourist points of interest apart from the natural beauty. It really does depend on the knowledge of the guide. Half and hour "photo stops" are not necessary. Tell us more of the history and...More

Thank homesteads
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Next to the lively and very worthwhile to visit Fish Market is the small replica of Lisbon's Torre de Belem, housing since 2014 the interesting 'Museo do Mar'. There are no opening hours mentioned and the entry fee is only 1 € (100 Esc). The...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Torre de Belem has been beautifully restored and now houses a most informative museum about San Vicente's history - the sort of place that gives you just the right amount of detail, not too much, not too little. Visit first thing in the morning,...More

Thank 47Wave
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We did not go inside, but it holds a sea museum. It's a replica from the one you can visit in Lisboa, at smaller scale.

Thank MarinaF73
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This castle is a classic one. A dongeon compleately empty, a deck with a few cannons, a roof with a view and finnaly, after waiting more than half an hour in line, a tower with just one more view over Belem. Well, it is on...More

Thank Jens G
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting that much, but this sight still managed to disappoint. While looking for the tower we had read about, we at first couldn't find it. When we did find it, we realized we had walked past a few times, not realizing it was...More

1  Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The tower is nothing to write home about. If you pass by, it is worthwhile to enter the little museum in the tower for 20 minutes.

Thank Haelen
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