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Address: Strasse zum Monte Verde von Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110, Cape Verde

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Beautiful views toward the top of the mountain. The road is winding to the high areas and it is constructed with stones manually.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views toward the top of the mountain. The road is winding to the high areas and it is constructed with stones manually.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only worthwile attraction on the little island of Sao Vicente. Nice excursion with great views. The road is a real feat of engineering and takes you up the highest hill of the island, passing beautiful flowers, small agricultural plots and lots of butterflies.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We took a taxi towards the mountain. The taxidriver wanted to bring us all the way to the top. That was not necessary, because we wanted to walk the final part. It was a clouded day, so sadly we didnt have a good view of the island, but when the clouds were gone the panoramic view was amazing. We couldnt... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

You can climb this hill, but I recomend you to go by car, as it is a long climb. The ay we went it was a bit cloudy, so the views were not very clear, but you can see Mindelo and Bahia das gatass from the top

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A #MUST see & feel for those who are planing to visit Cape Verde! Monte Verde (Portuguese... green mountain) is the highest one in S.V, with its 774 meters high! It is possible to take a glimpse at around 60% of this beautiful contrasting volcanic island, and to see the City of Mindelo, Monte Cara, Baía das Gatas, Norte de... More 

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Accessible by car up to very close to the summit. Alternatively, you can walk using Pitt Reitmaier's map or hiring a local guide. Park next to the telecom station (armed soldiers, no jokes). Walk around its left side and you'll be on the summit in 15-20 min. No special equipment needed. In fact, you'll be walking across vegetable fields, among... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

W were able to drive almost to our top on a stone road, and then walk to the summit. It was extremely windy! There could be good views from the top, but it was quite cloudy when we were there. Much of the top has a communications station, which is restricted and guarded. There is however a reasonable path round... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

The mount verde is an easy hike from Mindelo, you can actually walk there from the city. The path that goes up is wide and ok for taxi all the way to the top because there is some kind of military base up there. So don't expect to go to the very top, you'll have to stay a few meters... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

I visited Monte Verdi during a cruise to South America.We went on a trip from the ship and the views were stunning travelling on a very long cobbled road ,winding up to the top.The views were breathtaking ,although very windy,well worth a visit.

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Dakar, Senegal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Nice view on top road up is good but the winds were tough. But the prize at the end and half way makes it worthwhile.

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