Mosteiros, Cape Verde


Mosteiros, Cape Verde
Mosteiros
Musteru
View over Mosteiros
Mosteiros is located in Cape Verde
Mosteiros
Location in Cape Verde
Coordinates: 15°02′00″N 24°19′30″W / 15.0333333°N 24.325°W / 15.0333333; -24.325Coordinates: 15°02′00″N 24°19′30″W / 15.0333333°N 24.325°W / 15.0333333; -24.325
Country  Cape Verde
Municipality Mosteiros (seat)

Mosteiros (Portuguese for “monasteries”) is a town that constitutes the seat of the Mosteiros Municipality, in Cape Verde. The town is a small centre between the mountain and the sea and has homes that are constructed from lava rocks. The recent closure of the local airport in favor of São Filipe, brought a decline to the town. There are several coffee plantations near the town.

Mosteiros contains several kindergartens and primary schools, and one high school ("liceu"). Prior to the 20th century, Mosteiros did not have any schools. Mosteiros has a beach, a bank, a guesthouse, a post office and a town square ("Praça do Entroncamento"), which has free wireless internet service. The church Igreja Nossa Senhora da Ajuda is worth a visit.

From São Filipe, Mosteiros can be reached on a good road by "aluguer" busses several times a day.

Morning in Mosteiros.
Praça do Entroncamento.
Church.

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