Povoação Velha, located at the foot of the mountain known as Rocha Estancia, is a fascinating place rich in history on the island of Boavista, Cape Verde. Once the capital of the island until 1810, this small and peaceful town is where, according to the elders, the history of Boavista was born. It is the first inhabited place, always a quiet village, where neighbors get along very well.
Many tourists are attracted to this small town, thanks to its proximity to one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Cape Verde, Santa Monica Beach. Here, you can visit the Chapel of Santo António, dating back to 1800, and the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Despite the new constructions, traces of the past remain alive in the village.