Presidential Palace of Cape Verde

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Presidential Palace of Cape Verde
Palácio Presidencial de Cabo Verde
Praia-Palácio Presidencial (1).jpg
Presidential Palace of Cape Verde is located in Cape Verde
Presidential Palace of Cape Verde
Presidential Palace of Cape Verde
Location of the Presidential Palace of Cape Verde in Cape Verde
Former names Palácio do Governo de Cabo Verde
General information
Architectural style Neoclassical
Address Rua Pedro Álvares Cabral
Town or city Praia
Country Cape Verde
Coordinates 14°54′59″N 23°30′33″W / 14.9164°N 23.5092°W / 14.9164; -23.5092Coordinates: 14°54′59″N 23°30′33″W / 14.9164°N 23.5092°W / 14.9164; -23.5092
Estimated completion late 19th century
Renovated 2015
Technical details
Floor count 2

The Palácio Presidencial (Portuguese meaning the Presidential Palace, Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Palásiu Prizidensial or -Prezidensial) is a Cape Verdean monument located at Rua Pedro Álvares Cabral near the southern end of Avenida Andrade Corvo and is south of Rua Serpa Pinto connected with another driveway. It was constructed in the end of the 19th century of colonial and neo-greco architecture and used as a residence of the Portuguese governor until Cape Verde gained independence in 1975. It is in the downtown area of the capital city, Praia, in a part known as Platô in the southernmost part. North of the building has a driveway linking Rua Serpa Pinto.

The Presidential Place during repairs and restoration works on February 2015

The area also features a luxuriant garden.[1]

Nearby landmarks includes the Monument to Diogo Gomes and Quartel Jaime Mota.

From 2014 to late 2015, the building went under restoration works and also expanded the east wing to Avenida Andrade Corvo, new concrete tiles were put south of the building. The nearby kiosk was removed and the walkway became narrow. West of the palace, the nearby parking lots (or carpool) were removed in around 2010, in 2014, concrete tiles were added and a square opened in 2016.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesourd, Michel. Le Cap-Vert. Paris: Jaguar. p. 75. ISBN 978-2-86950-408-0.