Fortaleza of Maputo, Maputo

3.4
#1 of 11 in Museums in Maputo
History Museum · Museum
Create an itinerary including Fortaleza of Maputo
One of the oldest and most important structures in Mozambique's largest city, Fortaleza of Maputo offers a glimpse into Maputo's colonial history. Built by the Portuguese in the 18th century, the fort features stone walls surrounded by a moat. The onsite military history museum provides a chance to learn something about the area's colonial days. By using our Maputo trip planning site, you can arrange your visit to Fortaleza of Maputo and other attractions in Maputo.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Fortaleza of Maputo reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
192 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • The site of the old Portugese fort was the scene of rivalry between different European powers during the 1600 to 1800s. The Portugese, Dutch, English and French all fought for hegenomy in the area... 
    The site of the old Portugese fort was the scene of rivalry between different European powers during the 1600 to 1800s. The Portugese, Dutch, English and French all fought for hegenomy in the area...  more »
  • This is a interesting place to visit. It’s very nice for families, our kids 10-14 enjoyed it. You pay 100 MT per person to enter. There is a lot of history, statues, and interesting information. It... 
    This is a interesting place to visit. It’s very nice for families, our kids 10-14 enjoyed it. You pay 100 MT per person to enter. There is a lot of history, statues, and interesting information. It...  more »
  • Learned about the history of Mozambique and the Portuguese conquest of the king. Saw his coffin and other relics and paintings that brought that history to life. Should take a guide, all writing is... 
    Learned about the history of Mozambique and the Portuguese conquest of the king. Saw his coffin and other relics and paintings that brought that history to life. Should take a guide, all writing is...  more »
Google
  • The town past in here..
  • The fort is quite interesting although a bit lacking in historical detail about it all. It's now overseen by the university so I would've hoped for a bit more...... nonetheless there is a bit of history, lots of guns and some historical models. Most of all it's a nice, quiet place in the centre of town for reflection and peace. Staff are v friendly and only 50MZN entry.
  • One of the most historical and iconic place of Mozambique. Now a days hosting events mixing culture with Google vibe. 👌🏿
  • It has a significant history and culture of the Mozambican population. You do the tour and you would be equipped with knowledge of how Tribalism and how things have evolved up to date. Entrance fee is required to access the site. Covid19 regulations are adhered to.
  • Awesome place to learn about Mozambique's past. Needs some help in restorations and is a must see when visiting Maputo.

Plan your trip to Maputo

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.

Trips in Fortaleza of Maputo by other users

2 days in Maputo BY A USER FROM ESWATINI (SWAZILAND) FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) 3 days in Maputo BY A USER FROM SPAIN Fortaleza of Maputo Maputo Central Train Station Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) 5 days in Maputo BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA Museum of Geology National Art Museum CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano 4 days in Maputo BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano Mabeco Tours 8 days in Maputo BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo Vila Algarve 5 days in Maputo BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano Fortaleza of Maputo 7 days in Maputo BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA Mabeco Tours FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo 5 days in Mozambique BY A USER FROM MOZAMBIQUE Vilanculos Tofo Maputo 59 days in Malawi & Mozambique BY A USER FROM CANADA Lilongwe Salima Zomba 4 days in Maputo BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Praca Independence Praça da Independência Fortaleza of Maputo Maputo Central Train Station 7 days in Maputo BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA National Money Museum Maputo Central Train Station Fortaleza of Maputo 2 days in Maputo BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA Maputo Central Train Station Fortaleza of Maputo FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica
See all trips