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Padrao de Sao Jorge, Soyo

#23 of 40 in Things to do in Angola
Must see · Tourist Spot · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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  • Here was where the Portuguese navigator Diogo Cao, stepped land Angola in 1482. To mark the discovery of the territory, a landmark called "Standard of St. George" was placed. Not easy to get here...  more »

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