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Cidade Velha
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Cidade Velha

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Cabo Verde
Description:
The town of Ribeira Grande, renamed Cidade Velha in the late 18th century, was the first European colonial outpost in the tropics. Located in the south of the island of Santiago, the town features some of the original street layout impressive remains including two churches, a royal fortress and Pillory Square with its ornate 16th century marble pillar.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Cidade Velha", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.