Maputo Landmarks

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Maputo Landmarks

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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still looks beautiful from outside, and clearly well-maintained. I enjoyed the display banners timeline since it was built. I was surprised that it was voted by a few media as one of the top train stations globally!
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • silarem
    Adjuntas, Puerto Rico568 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to spend some time in quiet early on Saturday but seems that an event was happening so I only stayed for ten minutes. The interior is very unique but I couldn't find the Tabernacle, if it was what I think it was it didn't have the red candles so I couldn't identify it.
    Written 29 April 2023
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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really well-maintained, still as white as if it was painted this month. Went inside for a peep, but not as impressive inside as from outside.
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Drive through the roundabout and you can't miss it. Area was quite (for a city roundabout) and very clean. Right next to Cathedral
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • Keith70
    Worksop, UK692 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in the heart of the city center and close to major attraction of Maputo this mosque is extremely attractive from the outside. I am unsure whether you can visit just to view inside. There are also a couple of good murals in the street nearby.
    Written 1 March 2023
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  • bluebay06
    La Spezia, Italy2,128 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fortress of Our Lady of the Conception is none other than the latest reconstruction of a fortress destroyed several times in the wars with the Dutch and the French. This small fortress is now the Museum of Military History and is accessed by paying a small ticket. In addition to a number of cannons you can see the bronze equestrian statue of Joaquim Augusto Mouzinho de Albuquerque, the governor general of Mozambique who defeated Ngungunyane, last king of the Empire of Gaza. This scene is visible in a bronze sculpture which was part, as the equestrian statue, of the monument built to him in a square with his name at the center of Lourenço Marques, (now Praça da Independência). A statue of António José Enes, High Commissioner in Mozambique, was also transferred to this Museum. Therefore, if in the uncovered part of the museum the most significant monuments of the long and well-known Portuguese colonial period have been collected, the covered part of the fortress tries to tell the before and after of this period. Around King Ngungunyane there is a description of the Gaza Empire as one of the most important and militarily strong kingdoms of southern Africa, while several sculpted miniature scenes (an artistic tradition of the Southern part of Mozambique) represent the history of the territory from very ancient times to the present. With only a few scenes dedicated to the colonial period, these sculptures try to bring attention back to the its own history of the territory now called Mozambique. Interesting to visit, possibly having read a bit of the history of this country before because few are the explanations in English.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Jerome N
    Paris, France1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a unique experience in Maputo. The whole team is fascinating and attentive!
    It's not just a walking tour, but also a structuring project with the artists, the children and all the local residents.
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • Govindaraj P
    Chennai (Madras), India60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had good visit of the stadium and motivated to have one loop run on the course. I felt so happy after the walk for 90 minutes and a full run on the course.
    Written 20 May 2018
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  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark4,144 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Normally, we're not big fans of statues (aren't they a bit stationary and boring?), but we loved the bronze statue of the first president of the Socialist Republic of Mozambique, Samora Machel.

    The Fidel Castro-like uniform, the admonishing pointing finger, the clumsy staging – it's like a comic strip character trapped in a time capsule.

    And yes, Samora Machel was, of course, received as an honored guest by big brother Fidel in Cuba in 1977 before a mysterious plane crash claimed the life of the African leader.
    Written 3 December 2023
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,975 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Following Avenida Samora Machel from downtown (Baixa) Maputo up to Independence square you will find this old neoclassical style building where the Conselho Municipal de Maputo is housed. The palace-like structure dates from 1947 and was once the heart of the colonial city. It still looks grand, though it is in desperate need of a make-over.
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • Francesca D
    Maputo, Mozambique15 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I lived for two years near to the cemetery and could watching it from the top.
    The cemetery is in a very bad state, and now is the house of homeless people, plus it used for hiding by little criminals that steel bags and cell phones. I would say that if one wants to go there it would be better to go with someone who knows the place. The islamic cemetery at the side is in a much better shape than this.
    Written 26 July 2016
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