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Casa do Ferro (The Iron House)

Praca de Independencia, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Interesting - crowded outside and difficult to visit

Very interesting landmark and unique historical location. Poorly setup for visitors with lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brad G
via mobile
Beautiful historical building

Beautiful historical building right next to the botanical gardens. Thats it. You can walk around... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dirk P
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  • Average39%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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Praca de Independencia, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting landmark and unique historical location. Poorly setup for visitors with lots of vehicles parked directly in front - very difficult to reach the landmark.

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful historical building right next to the botanical gardens. Thats it. You can walk around the building. It is a functional Government building that houses staff and offices, thus no access allowed.

Thank Dirk P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those sites you can easily appreciate in a few minutes on your way, for instance, to the train station. It's located near the cathedral and as such should not necessarily be thought of as a stand-alone site or destination. It's best...More

Thank mbaas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casa do Ferro...late 19th century.. .iron house made of iron walls ceiling n all ,built by associates of Gustav Effeil of Effeil tower game Paris...now houses a govt. Just in front are the gardens. Not open to visitors

Thank Sparkie09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This metal house was specially commissioned from Eiffel, the man who created the famous tower in Paris, by the Portuguese colonial regime. It was supposed to be the Governor General's reside. As it turned out to be totally unsuitable for Maputo's climate he rejected it....More

Thank ajnaro
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stopped here while on tour of the city. A very beautiful building from the past.It appears to be in it's original state.Very well preserved and maintained. A short stop is recommended. This visit can be coupled with a visit to the Botanical Garden which...More

Thank nirmalasingh
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It was a house done to an ex governor of Maputo , a piece of art. On the square of the statue of Samora Machel you turn down and you will see it on the left side. Just for curiosity, no one lived on this...More

Thank Pedro E
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Located near the independence square, the Cathedral and Frech-Mozambican Cultural Centre this building must be visited. Be careful with pety theft.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

It was designed to be shipped out in pieces and erected on site it was built of metal sheets which in the tropics makes it an oven. They have now got air-con that works and made it the Ministry of Tourism!

Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Iron House was designed entirely of tin by Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower). Now a Government building, but some of the rooms are available for viewing.

Thank 12iguasu13
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