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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,415 contributions
    Once the center of Portugese colonial power in Southern Africa, this huge square has lost significance as the modern center shifted more towards the southeast and north parts of the city.

    As with most streetnames in Maputo the name of the square was changed after independence in 1975. Formerly it was called Mouzinho de Albuquerque square. The statue of the former governor was replaced by one of Samora Machel (first president of independent Mozambique). If you are interested Mouzinho de Albuquerque on his horse can still be 'admired' in the Fortaleza (fort) museum. It is much smaller than the giant statue of Machel made in North Korea.

    If you visit, take an umbrella with you for protection against the sun, as there is no shade at the square.
    Written 26 February 2022
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,415 contributions
    It is estimated that about 19% of Mozambique's population is Muslim. In Maputo there has been a sizeable Islamic community for more than a century. The Jumma Mosque is the oldest place of worship in the city. It dates from the 1890s.

    I found the people in the mosque welcoming and friendly. There was a relaxed atmosphere, In contrast to the surroundings, the place is kept very clean and tidy.
    Written 21 February 2022
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,415 contributions
    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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