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Cheap flights from Cape Verde

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country covering an archipelago of ten volcanic islands. Located in the central Atlantic Ocean and part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, the country is approximately 570 kilometres or 350 miles off the coast of Western Africa, near Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania. Cape Verde’s capital and largest city is Praia on the island of Santiago, the country’s largest island.

Where to go

From Cape Verde’s main airport, domestic flights are directed to Boa Vista, Fogo, Maio, Praia, Sao Nicolau, and Sao Vicente. Praia, the country’s capital, literally means “beach” in Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. Resort beaches are an attraction in the city. Praia is also home to some landmarks in the colonial city centre, including the Albuquerque Square, the old city hall that dates back to the 1920s, the Presidential Palace, and the Monumento de Diogo Gomes. There is also the Museu Etnografico (Ethnographic Museum) and the Jaime Mota Barracks which is among the oldest structures in the city.

From Cape Verde, short haul destinations such as Paris, Brussels, Gran Canaria, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Milan, Rome, Verona, Amsterdam, Bergamo, Madrid, Porto, Cologne, Hannover, Frankfurt, and Munich can be reached. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is among the most visited cities in Southern Europe and is one of the oldest cities in the world, as well as the oldest in Western Europe. Rich in architecture, some landmarks in Lisbon are of Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque, Modern, and Postmodern construction. Tourists can also visit here some historical boulevards and monuments; the most notable of which are the Avenida da Liberdade, Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, Avenida Almirante Reis, and Avenida da Republica. The popular museums on the city include the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, the National Azulejo Museum, the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, the Berardo Collection Museum, the National Museum of Natural History and Science, the Museum of the Orient, and the Lisbon City Museum. World Heritage Sites in Lisbon are the Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery.

Long haul flights available from Amílcar Cabral International Airport are to Aalborg and Billund in Denmark. The town of Billund in Jutland, Denmark is most known as the location of the head office of the LEGO Group. It is also home to the Legoland theme park and the LEGO factory. Within Billund, other attractions that are as enjoyable for all are the waterpark and activity centre Lalandia Billund, Givskud Zoo, Kongernes Jelling, and the Vandel Museum.

How to get out

The main international airport of Cape Verde is Amílcar Cabral International Airport, also known as Sal International Airport, located two kilometres or 1.2 miles west-southwest of Espargos on Sal Island. The airport serves as a hub for Cabo Verde Express, Halcyonair, and TACV Cabo Verde Airlines. Other international Airports in Cape Verde are Nelson Mandela International Airport in Praia, Aristides Pereira International Airport in Boa Vista, and Cesaria Evora Airport in Sao Vicente.

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