Centre historique de São Filipe

Centre historique de São Filipe is part of the Tentative list of Cape Verde in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Wojciech Fedoruk

Poland - 15-Jun-18 -

Centre historique de São Filipe (T) by Wojciech Fedoruk

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.

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Centre historique de São Filipe
Cape Verde
2016 Revision

Renomination of Ville de Sao Filipe (2004)

2016 Added to Tentative List

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Centre historique de São Filipe (T)
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