Padrao de Sao Jorge, Soyo

When Portuguese explorer Diogo Cao landed and discovered Angola, he marked that spot with Padrao de Sao Jorge. The white stone cross bears the coat of arms of Portugal and stands on a sandy beach, surrounded by palm trees. See where history was made and enjoy the landscape around you. Use this opportunity to also take a walk around the area, or go for a swim in the blue ocean waters. Using our international travel planner, Soyo attractions like Padrao de Sao Jorge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I went by boat to the edge of default. Site care. I was accompanied by a guide with a lot of knowledge about the history of this site. I strongly recommend. Was where it all started!
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  • Portuguese arrived here in the 15TH century (previously only the Khoisan, Vatwa, Sam (Khm), Bakongo and Ambundu). Others were coming in the following centuries ... and the river Zaire (Congo) to the Cunene River, between all of them, with trade, wars and marriages was forming a new country. Angola!
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