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Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao

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A fort of the distant past

It was interesting to see, we went there as port of a city walking tour. Here you can experience... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeanette K
Durbanville, South Africa
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Nostalgic Moments of the Past!

.........These were very nostalgic moments for us to be walking down the streets of Downtown Maputo... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
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Rue Marques de Pombal, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing small sculptures depicting key moments in Mozambique's history (pre and post colonial). I only wish it had more artifacts.

Thank Koritsaki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting to see, we went there as port of a city walking tour. Here you can experience the history of Mozambique and our guide were excellent. In one room they are telling the history with small figurines artistically made out of wood telling...More

Thank Jeanette K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an awesome visit, and a trip into the past of Mozambique. Seeing all the old items and statues, not forgetting the cameras, etc. Just a wonderful tourist attraction for family and friends alike. I sure will visit this place again and again.

Thank Drew D
Reviewed 1 July 2018

.........These were very nostalgic moments for us to be walking down the streets of Downtown Maputo after an absence of 24 years! Also what was very satisfactory was the fact that we were on a Guided Walking Tour! The Fortaleza is very well kept, clean...More

Thank VernonW143
Reviewed 22 February 2018

A neat piece of history to check out. The displays on the inside are well presented and very creative!

Thank bradleyblackburn
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this fort which could be a great point of history. Sadly the place is not well maintained with brooms, ladders and dustbins standing out in the open. I am sure it would look much better if they could put the gardening equipment away...More

Thank Stellie-Bell
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Fortaleza is a restored fort at the fishing port. It's one of Maputo’s oldest buildings. Artist displays recreate the history of the fort and the lives of indigenous people during the Portuguese takeover before and after independence. Views of the city and Maputo Bay are...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Very well cared for, this Museum has interesting information and events like fairs, music, food & drinks.

Thank O9652IQcarlosr
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Free entry to this old fort. This primary fortress was used to defend Maputo against pirates and was also used by Dutch slave traders in the 19th century The red brick fort has a central courtyard and is the most revered historic monument in the...More

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Otherwise it’s just another fort. It helps to get the history. The museum contains a history of Mozambique illustrated with models. Best enjoyed with a local guide. There’s an interesting tree alongside the path to the gate which has phallic shaped fruit. Ask your guide...More

Thank Alan F
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