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Cape Verde, Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande

 Posted by , last edited on October 10, 2013 at 11:08:30

Location Cidade Velha, Cape Verde
Coordinates N14 54 54.5 W23 36 18.7
Property 209 ha
Date of Inscription 2009

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1310 )

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.

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