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Top 7 things to do in Maputo
A few blocks away of Avenida Karl Marx, this National Art Museum has an exceptional gathering of paintings and statuaries by Mozambique’s premium contemporary performers, including Malangatana and Alberto Chissano.
The huge Praça dos Heróis Moçambicanos near the airport is prominent for its 95m- painting remembering the rebellion. The star-shaped building in its middle holds the leftovers of Mozambique’s radical and post-independence idols. Photography is banned at all, and so, crowds are only allowed to visit.
This ancient fort was constructed by the Portuguese in the 19th century where on its inside is a garden and a small museum with leftovers of early Portuguese attacks. The sealed, imprinted wooden coffin of the famed empire of Gaza is on exhibition in one of its rooms.
With its modest yet impressive lines, this church is one of the city’s most good-looking structures. It was finished in 1944, and id a must to see. Don't miss to see its stained-glass windows and portraits.
This was designed by Eiffel in the 19th century as the ruler’s home, but its metal-plated external exposed inappropriate for the city’s tropical environments.
This extensive and impressive plaza is the doorway from the upper region of city to the baixa, and is rimmed by numerous prominent buildings and is surely worthy to roam around.
An enjoyable, botanic area, it has a children's play area, a small cafeteria, a public library and views over the port. Great place to relish!
6 facts about Maputo
Maputo was once known as Lourenco Marques before it’s independence.
Maputo is the capital and the biggest city in Mozambique.
Mozambique is roughly 45% larger than France.
Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique.
Maputo itself covers an area of 346 km².
The CFM Railway Station of the city is believed to be one of the most attractive in the world.