Santo Ámaro Abade Church Tarrafal Cape Verde

Church in Tarrafal, Santiago island

If you are visiting the island of Santiago, or maybe just passing through waiting for connecting flights, a visit to Tarrafal on the north of the island is a must. The drive there is through some dramatic mountain scenery and the little town of Tarrafal is lovely. It has beautiful beaches and a pretty town centre. This picture is of the Santo Ámaro Abade church.

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Silhouette on Santiago Island

Santiago island (Portuguese for St James) is the largest of the 10 islands, and home to the capital city, Praia. The island has majestic mountains and lovely beaches.  The drive from Praia in the south, to Tarrafal in the north and passing though the mountains is beautiful. The destination of Tarrafal is an attractive town with lovely beaches.

campo da morte lente

Concentration Camp Exhibition – Santiago

The former Tarrafal Concentration Camp (Campo da Morte Lenta) at Chão Bom on the island of Santiago is hosting an exhibition ‘Um Lampejo de Liberdade’ (‘A Glimmer of Freedom’). This exhibition continues until 8 May 2017. The event is a joint collaborative project including the Ministry of Culture and Creative Industries and the Institute of Cultural Heritage. The exhibition includes works by Patti Anahory, Nelson Santos, César Schofield Cardoso and Miguel Leal amongst others. The concentration camp was built in 1936 by the Portuguese Government.