A JOURNEY IN THE HISTORY OF CAPE VERDE IN THE HEART OF BOAVISTA
This distinctive building stands tall in the heart of Sal-Rei, nestled amongst its traditional dwellings. Unique in its structure, the museum is a work of art constructed entirely from local white limestone and volcanic rock. Inside, mosaics, stained-glass, paintings, and sculptures illustrate the captivating history of the Cape Verde Islands. This narrative unfolds across a vast exhibit arranged on three levels, in a journey that invites an ascent.
The journey begins on the ground floor, a metaphor for the ocean’s depths, where, wandering among the remains of a shipwreck, one can plunge into themes that, both in history and the human soul, reside in hidden depths.
A staircase guides us to the first floor, symbolizing the ocean’s surface. This level represents the moment when Cape Verde emerges from the depths, where its vibrant, musical culture has managed to withstand the force of the waves and the wind, enduring periods of plenty and famine.
A further ascent takes us to the second floor, a verdant and lush environment that introduces us to modernity. Here, we will have the opportunity to taste typical island products and appreciate a collection of contemporary art. This final level represents the continuous evolution of these lands, with artists who, through the universal language of art, express the intrinsic value of Cape Verde, projecting a promising vision for the future.
HOURS: Open every day from 9.15 to 12.30. Closed on Sunday and Tuesday.
ENTRANCE: € 7