Sao Nicolau

Sao Nicolau

En route from the domestic airport of Ribeira Brava, you will witness the dramatic scenery of Sao Nicolau’s. The narrow sheer road edges make way for deep and fertile green lush valleys, where you will find the islands capital on the mountainside. The town square in Ribeira Brava is a point of peace and tranquility. There are old colonial buildings, a catholic church, and a scenic garden center. A 10-minute walk will take you to the gorge where you will find a lush plantation of maize, banana and papaya. The area has a strong farming background, as you will quickly notice from the countless farming communities that occupy the centre of the island.
Sao Nicolau is situated in the north of the Cape Verde archipelago and is perhaps best known for its dependence on agriculture and farming. It has a volatile volcanic past, the effect of which can still be seen on the majestic peak of Monte Gordo. The volcano of Monte Gordo towers over the island of Sao Nicolau at 1304 meters above sea level, the highest point on the island.

Despite the fact that Sao Nicolau was discovered on December 6th  1461, the island did not have any inhabitants until late on in the 17th century when the costal village of Porto da Lapa began construction. However due to constant attacks from “Pirates of the Caribbean” the inhabitants of Sao Nicolau decided to move inland to take refuge in the hills. The Cape Verde islanders built a fortress in 1818 to defend themselves against future pirate attacks; they named the town Ribeira Brava. The island has not been developed by tourist resorts at present presents much traditional Cape Verde charm

Carnaval Sao Nicolau 2009: Estrela Azul

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