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Fortaleza of Maputo

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As an historical site, i think this place has a lot more potential. it is not promoted in the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
A witness of Mozambican history ...

For nearly three centuries this fortress has witnessed Mozambique's history! Its construction... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a fortress were all the things are very well maintained. Inside there some expositions and offices and also some old weapons from the Portuguese times! The views from the top is amazing! It worth a visit if you are staying in Maputo!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RuiCardoso
Reviewed 5 November 2018

As an historical site, i think this place has a lot more potential. it is not promoted in the school nor as a tourist place. as a Mozambican i really appreciate this place and think we could improve on the historu of our country there.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank neischacmm
Reviewed 26 September 2018

For nearly three centuries this fortress has witnessed Mozambique's history! Its construction started back in 1721 and, over the centuries, it has been conquered, destroyed and reconstructed, again and again. Its privileged location, on the commercial route to the West Indies, brought armies and greedy...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Looks nice from the outside as well from inside. Nothing really special to see except for the story of Maputo and independence done with small animated toys which is a bit interesting for me. Good to visit for families with kids

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Koritsaki
Reviewed 3 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeanette K
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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!

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Stellie-Bell
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