São Vicente Island Republic of Cape Verde Research, Design and Edition: Zeca Pereira Photos : from the Internet and private collection Music: A Kiss from Afar (Beijo di Longe), Teófilo Chantre/Gerard Mendes, performed by Cesária Évora
Mindelo is in the path of great cruises and yachts S/s ‘Nauta’ The marina still under construction S/s ‘Ernestina’
The Porto Grande of Mindelo is actually a big sheltered bay featuring very deep waters and excellent anchoring possibilities suitable for the largest bulk carriers, being at the crossroads between the Americas, Europe and Africa. The port has performed an interesting role during the World War II when the Allied Forces and German war ships called at the port for supplies or refuge taking advantage of the neutral position of Portugal in the conflict. The inter islands catamaran is fast, comfortable and a good alternative to flying.
The former Governor’s Palace, now the Palace of Culture
New apartment blocks and the shipyard in the background
Old building of the Banco de Cabo Verde and beginning of Rua de Lisboa to the left