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Torre de Belem

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In need of some restoration

No access was possible on the day that we visited. "Copy" of the Belem Tower in Lisbon to link to... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Peter B
Eastbourne, United Kingdom

When you are interested in how whales were catched and the connection with the usa this is the... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Hannut, Belgium
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Avenida de Republica, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110, Cape Verde
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

No access was possible on the day that we visited. "Copy" of the Belem Tower in Lisbon to link to Portuguese heritage. Just a sight on a walk through the town centre to more interesting locations.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 18 March 2018

When you are interested in how whales were catched and the connection with the usa this is the place to go. Only 3 euro entrance.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

An interesting maritime museum located in the Torre de Belem. Modelled on the one with the same name in Lisbon. Good views from the top. Only 200$. Allow 20/30 minutes to visit.

Thank IslandMichele007
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Nice little museum in an intereting building with some good views from the top. Worth a vsit if you are around this part of the city....

Thank izif_37
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Not a lot to see to be honest although I never bothered venturing upstairs, one of our party who did fell down them with quite a bump. Don't go out of your way for this.

Thank Roy S
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

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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

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