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Torre de Belém

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Torre de Belém Mindelo  Cape Verde
Torre de Belém

This scaled-down version of Lisbon’s famous 16th-century landmark was built along the harbor nearly 100 years ago—a nod to Cape Verde’s 500 years of Portuguese rule. It houses the Museu do Mar, which features exhibits on the history, seafaring culture and natural bounty of the Cape Verde archipelago. There’s also a nice view from the rooftop—just be aware that the building has several levels and a spiral staircase, and there’s no elevator. Combine a stop here with a visit to the nearby Fish Market, where local fishermen clean and sell their daily catch.

Mindelo, Cape Verde