Mindelo is the cultural capital of Portugal’s Cape Verde archipelago. Located on the island of São Vicente, Mindelo is a city of song. Home to the famous fado singer Cesaria Evora, you’ll find that traditional music runs through its streets.
The city is easy to explore on foot with such highlights as the Praça Nova, the eagle monument, Mercado Municipal indoor market, and the Torre de Belem, a replica of that one found in Lisbon. Stop for lunch at Chava d'Ouro or have a drink at Hotel Mindel’s terraced bar restaurant. The best views of the city can actually be seen from the port.