Located on the beautiful island of Santiago, the city of Praia was originally founded by the Portuguese discoverers in 1516. Due to its strategic location in the middle of the Atlantic, west of Senegal, it served as an important trading post connecting Europe, Africa and the Americas.
To this day Cape Verde and Praia continue to be a vibrant hotspot for intercultural connectivity. The city historical center is located in the neighborhood of Plateau, overlooking the beautiful beaches of the island. Best known for its seafood, katxupa and great tuna based dishes, Cape Verdean cuisine will show you the meaning of island eating.