Guinea-Bissau: Cacheu Fortaleza (Fort)

Cacheu is a town in the north of Guinea Bissau, about a two hour drive from the capital. Located the mouth of the Cacheu river, this was one of the key outpost of the Portuguese empire, and the point for slave trade. There is a small but very picturesque 16th century fort here, right of the river bank, with guns and statues all intact. There are no tourists in Guinea-Bissau, in fact I was told I was the first one in two years; and definitely nobody goes this far out of the capital. So I had the entire fort to myself with two local kids posing for all the shots!

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  1. Ana Lúcia
    Ana Lúcia says:

    Hello! My name is Ana Pinto, and i am a PhD student at the University of Lisbon/Portugal, where I am developing a study on fallen statuary from the xxth century. As I saw your photos of colonial statues on the fort i am writing to ask you if by any chance you have photos you can share with me where its possible to read what is on the papers that are putted on them?
    thank you in advance,

    Kind regrets,

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