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Address: Luanda, Angola

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Nice, el.egant portuguese-inspired architecture and lovely view of the bay

It is worth visiting to get a feel of the colonial past of this country, so rocked by tragedy and wars.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
Ricardo Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

It is worth visiting to get a feel of the colonial past of this country, so rocked by tragedy and wars.

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Luanda, Angola
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Cidade Alta is where the presidential palace and offices as well as the accommodations and offices of other high-ranking officials. Do not walk around here as a tourist and no pictures. There are military personnel on every corner and they will be very suspicious of anyone looking like a tourist.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Recommended for those you appreciate old portuguese architecture. Its got a lovely church and you can visit the Fort museum. However, due to high security, it is almost impossible to take pictures of the buildings without getting into trouble.

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Powell River, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

There are some wonderfully beautiful beautiful buildings but when we were on a tour we were not allowed to take pictures. Luanda seems on one hand to encourage tourism,and then on the other hand not letting photo's is counterproductive. After seeing the 'poor' area which is being torn down slowly for high rises, this area is really nice, but very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

if you only have few hours to go around, come here and enjoy, you may feel like in 19th century, charming architecture, great view of the city

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Not much to see until the Fort Museum re-opens. Hard to get to due to military guards because President lives near by. Say you are going to the British Embassy---though they will check that your name is on a list..

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