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Praia is the capital city of Cape Verde, located on the island of Santiago. Visitors can explore the city’s history and culture by visiting landmarks such as the Forte Real de São Filipe, a 16th-century fortress, and the Museu da Tabanka, which documents the history of the region’s traditional music and dance. Other popular attractions include the Praia de Quebra Canela, a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters, and the Serra Malagueta Natural Park, a nature reserve that is home to a variety of animal and plant species. Cuisine and Food cultureCape Verdean cuisine is a fusion of African, Portuguese, and Brazilian influences. Staple ingredients include beans, maize, and cassava. Popular dishes include cachupa, a stew made with maize, beans, and fish or meat, and pastel, a pastry filled with meat or seafood. Visitors should also try grogue, a traditional drink made from sugarcane.