Best Free Things to Do in Maputo

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Maputo

Best Free Things to Do in Maputo

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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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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walked out with a few items - difficult to resist the colourful items made and sold by locals there. They are great influencers. I have been to markets in many countries (including Asia) and the prices are not cheap here. Have to negotiate which is accepted.
    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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  • 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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  • Jurgen B
    Brussels, Belgium2,874 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have seen better markets, but that goes for almost everything in Maputo, so defenitely worth a look. Food and non-food here, lots of wigs.
    Written 17 November 2022
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  • Liezel Blignaut
    South Africa304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went in for a relaxing stroll. Extremely clean, peaceful, and only a few locals (seems like great place to escape the office), and safe.
    Written 18 July 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
    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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  • C R
    286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Start your bargain with a tenth or third of the price and work your way up to a compromise. For example, the T-shirts started at MZN 8000 but whittled it down to 4K. They also use the line that you take pity by paying the exorbitant price. Not for the soft-hearted/gullible tourist or else get ripped off.
    Written 11 August 2018
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  • NunoRosario
    Maputo, Mozambique128 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Monument to The Great Trek. It is hidden in Maputo but very well kept as it is recognized as a valuable piece of the history of the city.

    There isn't much to see but it is always nice to find a piece of history that is kept so that we don't forget.
    Written 20 December 2016
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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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  • Raghbir M
    17 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A few shops. Some units closed due to covid. Supermarket the best thing a about this center. A few eating places just outside: Turkish, Indian and a few fast food places
    Not much for tourist but good for locals.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • Haelen
    Voorburg, The Netherlands407 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although many local people swim at the beach in Costa do Sol, the water is generally considered too polluted to swim. It is however a nice place for a stroll, to see the local crowd and to eat grilled chicken or fish. At low tide the beach gets very wide and it is nice to walk far out. Make sure know when the tide is coming back so you are not caught in the water.
    Written 4 October 2019
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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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  • r0bertsjill
    Lansing, MI33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tour was great. We were visiting by cruise ship, so only had the set day and time. It was a Saturday, so I reached out and they accommodated our group! The guide Hendy is so knowledgeable, we learned so much. Highly recommend this tour when in Maputo.
    Written 16 April 2024
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