Built around 1640, on a plot of land donated by Joana Coelho, a wealthy landowner, widow of Captain Fabião de Andrade. It was designed to accommodate the Franciscan religious who replaced the Jesuits in the mission in Cabo Verde. It also served as a training centre where the priests taught the community various trades. It was practically destroyed after the attack of the corsair Jacques Cassard in 1712 and a storm in 1754..
Fortaleza Real of São Felipe
O Forte Real de São Filipe foi construído em 1587, em posição dominante de cerca de 120 metros acima do nível do mar, foi a