Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), Maputo

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Designed by Gustave Eiffel, Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) perplexes its visitors with its impractical building material highly unsuitable for a hot tropical climate. Built of Eiffel’s signature material--cast iron and iron sheets--the house was constructed in Belgium and shipped to Mozambique where it was assembled with bolts on concrete foundations. Originally intended for the governor’s residence but never occupied, the house now provides a home for an amateur writers association. The nearby botanical garden is also worth visiting. Before you head to Maputo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Maputo visit planner, to make sure you see all that Maputo has to offer, including Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).
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  • A house made of iron prefabricated in Belgium parachuted in the capital of a Portugese colony in the tropics! It was meant to serve as a residence of the Portugese governor, but ever since 1892 the... 
    A house made of iron prefabricated in Belgium parachuted in the capital of a Portugese colony in the tropics! It was meant to serve as a residence of the Portugese governor, but ever since 1892 the...  more »
  • Nice place to visit , but people there aren't friendly with foreigners they only wanna money from you , and they didn't give you any tickets , no car park and not safe place if you go alone , you... 
    Nice place to visit , but people there aren't friendly with foreigners they only wanna money from you , and they didn't give you any tickets , no car park and not safe place if you go alone , you...  more »
  • Just do me a favour and done go here on a HOT day. Very close to more great sights situated in the heart of Maputo. 
    Just do me a favour and done go here on a HOT day. Very close to more great sights situated in the heart of Maputo.  more »
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  • Good monument. But nothing much to see despite the exterior of the house itself. Recommend it for tourists as it has a good cultural vibe.
  • Beautiful and clean. Especially when you get a person that explains the history of the place.
  • The iron house is beautiful and it interprets a beautiful story
  • To be completely honest here, being a resident in this wonderful city and visiting places abroad with a lot of history to be learned i decided to visit a few places considered "patrimonio histórico" historic landmarks of the city, Startin with this one. We have artists on the front of the house selling traditional and handmade sculptures, jewelry, paintings and more. The inside is well preserved and part of it is open to the public.
  • It's Moz history

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