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2025 5★ All-Inclusive West Africa Exploration

Sirena 07 Nov 2025 26 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Lisbon

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Itinerary: Lisbon, Portugal - Funchal (Madeira) - Santa Cruz de la Palma - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Mindelo (São Vicente), Cape Verde - Dakar, Senegal - Banjul, Gambia - Abidjan - Takoradi -...
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Scenic Eclipse 24 Sep 2025 17 nights Fly Cruise Lisbon

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Itinerary: Lisbon, Portugal - Funchal, Madeira - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Sao Vicente Island - Recife - Salvador de Bahia - Abrolhos Archipelago, Brazil - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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What to see in Mindelo

Mindelo, perched on the picturesque island of São Vicente in Cape Verde, is a vibrant cultural hub. This port city entices with its lively music scene, Creole and Portuguese influences, colourful colonial architecture and captivating harbour. It's a destination where the rhythms of Morna music and the allure of island culture converge.

A visit to Mindelo's historic centre is a journey back in time, offering a glimpse into the city's colonial past and a vibrant Creole culture that defines its identity. Stroll through the charming cobblestone streets lined with colourful colonial buildings adorned with intricate wrought-iron balconies and decorative facades. One of the highlights of the historic centre is the Pracinha da Igreja, a picturesque square where you'll find the Nossa Senhora da Luz Church. This elegant church is a stunning example of Portuguese colonial architecture and features ornate interiors, including beautifully crafted wooden altars and intricate tilework.

Mindelo is renowned as the cultural heart of Cape Verde, and one of its most celebrated cultural exports is music. The city is the birthplace of Cesária Évora, the internationally acclaimed "Barefoot Diva" and one of the most influential morna singers in the world. To fully appreciate the musical heritage of Mindelo, visit venues such as Café Musique or Tam Tam, where live performances of morna, coladeira and funaná music are a regular occurrence. These genres encapsulate the soul of Cape Verdean culture, evoking emotions with heartfelt lyrics and captivating melodies.

Mindelo’s coastal location offers easy access to some of Cape Verde's most beautiful beaches and water-based activities. The city's main beach, Laginha Beach, is a serene spot where you can relax on the golden sands, swim in the turquoise waters or simply soak in the sun. Watersports enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities for adventure in Mindelo. Windsurfing and kiteboarding are popular activities, thanks to the consistent trade winds that bless this part of the Atlantic. Lessons and equipment rentals are available for beginners and experienced enthusiasts alike.

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