Painted by pink buildings, the Upper City is known for being the center of the country's political power.
Characterized by having many colonial style buildings, Cidade Alta is known for being the 'home' of the main state institutions, such as the Presidential Palace and the Assembly.
This area of Luanda is also home to a strong police presence, as it includes buildings connected to the presidency, including the President's official residence.
Visitors to this area should follow the instructions of the authorities and pay attention to where they are to take pictures, as there are restricted areas that should not be visited or photographed.
Despite being a place marked by political power, the Upper Town is also considered a place of cultural heritage.