Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2009
Size of heritage: 209 ha
- Buffer zone: 1,796 ha

Longitude: -22,395°
Latitude: 14,915°


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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