The Prison of São Nicolau, also known as Centro Prisional do Bentiaba, is located in Namibe. It was built in colonial times with a view to isolating political prisoners.
This prison was once considered a place of torture, where only the strongest resisted. However, the prison has undergone several renovations and is now a peaceful place for those who have been imprisoned but are keen to reintegrate into society.
In terms of tourism, this infrastructure is located in an area with an incredible landscape: it is surrounded by a desert composed of mountains, rocks and sand that mix with the river Bentiaba.