Shipwreck Museum

Boa Vista Island

Cape Verde

If you are in Boa Vista, and want to go beyond the discovery of its wonderful beaches, there is a place where you can better understand the history of a country and its people: the Museum of the Shipwrecked. Find out why you should visit him.

By Cape Verde Travel Guide

A bit of history

When strolling through the village of Sal Rei you will find a building that stands out, among the typical houses. Inside, it is possible to understand the history of Cape Verde in another way.

The museum of the shipwrecked: a unique experience

The difference between the Shipwreck Museum and the other museums in Boa Vista is its scope, with regard to the history and culture of Cape Verde.

The site was divided into four areas, making the visitor, in the background, have four distinct experiences in the same place.

What are the different areas of the ShipwreckEd Museum?

Area 1 – Connection to the sea

The first floor is dedicated to the sea, which allows us to understand the umbilical link between the sea and the different islands that make up Cape Verde and how the sea affects the past, present and future of a people.

Area 2 – History of (des) colonization

In the second area it is possible to understand the history of the country, through the exhibition that can be found there, explaining the resilience of its inhabitants.

Area 3 – Flavors of the Earth

The third area appeals to the palate, and some of the main local delicacies can be enjoyed, while legends are told.

Area 4 – Local Culture

Finally, in the fourth area, it is possible to better understand the local and national culture, through the local art exhibition.
A place to discover, in Boa Vista.

Location of the Shipwreck Museum


The Shipwreck Museum allows us to realize the strategic importance of Cape Verde, at the maritime level, over time, as well as immerse yourself in cape-verdean culture and stories.

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