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Guinea-Bissau

Main attractions

Corubal Falls, Guinea-Bissau
Corubal Falls at high water / Pis bus, , public domain

Guinea-Bissau is small country with plain relief. Part of the country is formed by Bijagos Archipelago - green islands covered with tropical forests and high biological diversity. Mainland is more dry, but there are some interesting natural landmarks of local importance, e.g. ravines, smaller caves, rapids. There are not too many man made landmarks.

Natural landmarks

  • Corubal Falls (Saltinho) - Tombali. Low, rapid-like falls on Corubal River. Total height of falls - approximately 5 m, width up to 360 m.

Man made landmarks

Ruins in Bolama, Guinea-Bissau
Ruins in Bolama / Nammarci, / CC BY-SA 3.0
  • Bolama - Bolama. Ruins of the former capital of Guinea-Bissau. Many houses represent fine samples of colonial architecture. Now the ruins are inhabited by thousands of bats.
  • Cacheu Fortress - Cacheu. Portuguese built fortress, developed since 1588. Well preserved, restored in 2004.
  • São José da Amura - Bissau. Fortification, constructed by Portuguese in the late 17th century, rebuilt in 1753. Designed in the characteristic style of European military architecture in the 17th - 18th century.

List of described attractions by regions and autonomous sector

Guinea-Bissau is divided into 8 regions and one autonomous sector.

Bafatá
Biombo
Bissau
Bolama
Cacheu
Gabu
Oio
Quinara
Tombali

Map of Guinea-Bissau