Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)

Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)

Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)
3.5

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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar12,799 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Iron house located just outside main gate of the Botanical Gardens and just down from independence square. Same architect as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It is all made of iron..walls, roof, floors!…disastrous construction material in a country with 50c summers, cool winters and lots of rain!. Worth a drive by and when visiting botanical gardens.
Written 5 May 2024
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Liezel Blignaut
South Africa293 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We didn't go inside, but it was really interesting to see it from outside and know the history of who designed it, where it was pre-built, for whom and then never lived in.
Written 18 July 2023
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,800 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We found the cultural center next door a nicer building. This one is of course special and you'll see it on your walking tour
Written 17 November 2022
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy2,209 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Close to the botanic gardens entrance, this house, designed by the Eiffel tower designer, Gustav Eiffel, and made entirely from iron, was constructed in Belgium and then shipped to Mozambique where it was assembled. Originally intended for the governor’s residence but never occupied, most probably for its building material highly unsuitable for a hot tropical climate. It is possible to visit the first and second floor, but we found the internal part of the Casa de Ferro not very interesting.
Written 2 October 2022
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Lindy
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It was an interesting building but closed so we could only look around on the outside and through the windows.
Written 30 September 2022
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bob dope
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Loooks gret, i love it. Really cool everything: THE IRON LOOKS REALY ironie. People are very cool and nice. You cand efenetly srtay there for like a hole day.
Written 29 May 2022
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,429 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
A house made of iron prefabricated in Belgium parachuted in the capital of a Portugese colony in the tropics! It was meant to serve as a residence of the Portugese governor, but ever since 1892 the year it was erected offices went in and out. It was just too hot inside.

Perhaps a good example of how ignorant the initial Portugese rulers were about local conditions. For me a surprise that Gustave Eiffel did the design. Was the man as backward as his clients or was he just not interested in far-away territories?

There was an interesting exhibition of paintings in the hot house.

Entrance fee 100 Meticais
Written 26 February 2022
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noor
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Nice place to visit , but people there aren't friendly with foreigners they only wanna money from you , and they didn't give you any tickets , no car park and not safe place if you go alone , you should be careful , but we can talk about architecture it's a different place you should visit , always there is an art exhibition so if you interesting in art you will like it
Written 31 December 2021
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Craig Scheepers
Matola, Mozambique32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Just do me a favour and done go here on a HOT day. Very close to more great sights situated in the heart of Maputo.
Written 12 February 2020
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Brent W
Pretoria, South Africa337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Worth a visit but don’t use the trip advisor location - its misleading!
Its right outside the entrance to the botanical gardens.
Entrance is MTC 100 for foreigners.
You get an interesting guided tour.
Ground floor has air-conditioning - but top floor gives you an idea why the Govener never lived in the house!
Written 26 January 2020
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