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Things to do in Praia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“um espaco onde pode encontrar de tudo. faca as suas compras no Calu, e aprecie a vista sobre o mar da esplanada. just relax”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A praia mais in da cidade da praia. Durante os dias da semana costuma ter pouca gente e é muito agradável. Nos finais de semana é frequentada por familia e grupos de amigos.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great music, Good food, Nice outdoor environment. Live Music every night, except Sundays. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Establishment
“A wild and crazy African style market. They say you can find anything there if you look hard enough.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Um lugar muito fresco, com dois ambientes a esplanada no piso térreo e um pub no piso superior. Boa música, bom ambiente e publico diversificado. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Um óptimo espaço para se estar, comer, relaxar beber uns copos e estar em frente ao mar.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Plateau is the historic centre of the capital city of Praia in the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It gets its name (from French “plateau”) because it is situated on a plateau overlooking the port of Praia. Its average elevation is 37 meters above sea level.The population of Plateau was 1,019 at the 2010 census.Many public buildings are situated in Plateau, notably the Presidential Palace, the cathedral, the city hall and the Ethnographic Museum. Praia was founded as a small village near the natural harbour in the early 16th century. Due to its strategic position on a plateau it was easily defended against pirate attacks, which gave it a large advantage over the older city of Ribeira Grande (Cidade Velha). It gradually superseded Cidade Velha to become the most important settlement of Cape Verde, and became the seat of the colonial government in 1770. In the course of the 19th century, the Plateau was completely redeveloped with streets according to a grid plan, lined with grand colonial buildings and mansions. Landmarks and points of interest City Hall of Praia Museu Etnográfico da Praia National Justice Palace Presidential Palace of Cape Verde Palácio da Cultura Ildo Lobo Hospital Agostinho Neto, the island's main hospital International Portuguese Language Institute (Instituto Internacional de Língua Portuguesa) The Post Office building of Praia, headquarters of Correios de Cabo Verde Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace Quartel Jaime Mota, former military barracks Liceu Domingos Ramos, Praia's secondary schoolNational Supreme Court Building ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Uma óptima casa nocturna (Pub, Bar, Discoteca) dispõe de um óptimo ambiente, boa musica, um espaço super agradável para se divertir junto ao mar.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Minimarket (open 7/7 - daily fresh baked bread), Sushi restaurant, Fish tapas bar, portuguese restaurant”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Um óptimo espaço para se divertir a noite, ouvir boa musica, beber uns copos e descontrair.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Este restaurante fica a beira mar e é uma ótima oção para almoçar depois de um mergulho na Praia de Kebra Kanela”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Todos os domingos esse restaurante/bar/pub tem um Sunset party que começa no final da tarde e está sempre lotado. É um bom lugar para dançar e conhecer pessoas. Às quartas tem rodizio de pizza. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Para quem gosta de bares mais requintados recomendo esse espaço que tem um excelente Chef, especialista em tapas. O meu dia preferido aqui é quinta-feira. Enjoy Tapas and Wines.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BEST SUSHI EVER Cape verde is known for the best Tuna. So here you find everyday, fresh sushi, with the best Tuna.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Um lugar muito fresco, com dois ambientes a esplanada no piso térreo e um pub no piso superior. Boa música, bom ambiente e publico diversificado. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Um óptimo espaço para se estar, comer, relaxar beber uns copos e estar em frente ao mar.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Um óptimo espaço para se divertir a noite, ouvir boa musica, beber uns copos e descontrair.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Este restaurante fica a beira mar e é uma ótima oção para almoçar depois de um mergulho na Praia de Kebra Kanela”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Todos os domingos esse restaurante/bar/pub tem um Sunset party que começa no final da tarde e está sempre lotado. É um bom lugar para dançar e conhecer pessoas. Às quartas tem rodizio de pizza. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BEST SUSHI EVER Cape verde is known for the best Tuna. So here you find everyday, fresh sushi, with the best Tuna.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“ Perfeito para almoçar, e para o final da tarde. vista agradável para o por do sol ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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