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Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao

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Address: Rue Marques de Pombal, Maputo 1100, Mozambique

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A well kept piece of history

The Fortaleza is the property of the University Eduardo Mondlane and is very well maintained. It is regularly rented out for exhibitions, fairs or events. It is a safe haven where... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1787 Portuguese fortress in the centre of Maputo. Very interesting items inside the grounds and buildings worth a look. Can walk up to the top of the fortress walls for a good look over the city. And, there are a lot of cannons.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fortaleza is the property of the University Eduardo Mondlane and is very well maintained. It is regularly rented out for exhibitions, fairs or events. It is a safe haven where it is pleasant to stop when visiting the hectic city of Maputo. Unfortunately, there is very little literature and no guide available at the site. A leaflet is given... More 

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Thank Marylene S
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

If you're in the area it's worth a quick visit especially if you're into history. If you're not in the area and you're not super into history you could skip this.

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Thank TheCanadianNavigator
Maputo, Mozambique
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an old fortress that was rebuilt some time ago. It is a nice place to visit and I loved to take the kids and play pirates (it is actually allowed). It also has a few colonial statues that were removed from different places around town after independence.

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Thank Marcos F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The challenge is everything was in Portuguese and we could not read and understand some of the struggles that our people went through,I hope someone will realize that soon for tourists to also understand.

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Thank Luckmore
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Well kept, this fort is right next to the harbor. There are some interesting art pieces in the fort. The ramparts afford good views of downtown and a bit of the port. Like so much else in Maputo, it could be so much more. Still worth a visit, though.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

First it is important to know this monument is only about 60 years old. It was built in the 50's as a Monument in honour of Kaulza de Arriaga and as a symbol of Portuguese occupation of Mozambique designed by the late Mesquita, Arch. It is built near the place of the original Fortress that was the stronghold of the... More 

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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The history of native peoples is intimately tied to colonial Portugal and the atrocities perpetrated upon the endemic population by the European conquerors, The sculptures, tomb of the first president, and artwork in the fort are impressive and tell the tale of oppression.

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Thank 911carolg
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I did not have much time for sightseeing in Maputo, but decided to go to Fortaleza in a spare half hour. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that they had a guide that told me about the history and the statues there.

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Thank Marinke B
Moreleta Park
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Was an interesting place to visit. The country have a very rich history, so it was nice to get to delve into it a little. The staff can be a little more helpful and friendly.

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