Map of Centre historique de São Filipe
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Although Fogo is one of the most interesting islands of Cape Verde, not many tourist go there. Majority of those who choose to visit Fogo, stay in its capital, Sao Filipe. Sao Filipe is a small town, located on the high cliff, so the ocean is visible from practically everywhere. The town is poorer than caboverdian average and preserved most of its colonial style. There are even no asphalted roads, only cobblestone ones, which makes the town more “authentic” than, say, popular and modernized Mindelo. Despite that, it may be difficult to document outstanding universal value of this place, especially taking into account that the local government does not care of historic integrity of the town – so there are new, modern looking buildings next to historical ones.