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Things to do in Maputo

Island
Inhaca Island , Maputo
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Enjoy a walk along sand dunes, swimming and snorkeling at Inhaca Island, an island some 30 km (19 mi) offshore from Maputo, and a popular wee
Architectural Building
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A colonial-style landmark with wrought-iron decorations, Maputo Central Train Station remains one of city's most memorable historic structure
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Flea Market
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At FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica you can find a myriad of handmade local crafts, each a perfect souvenir to take home fr
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Maputo Special Reserve was once known has The Elephant Reserve, and it is one of the “Pearls” that Mozambique has to offer. It was created in the 60’s and saw the animal populations decrease during the civil war. This magic place is reborn with a new strength. The animals are coming back, specially the Paquiderms, through eco corridors between South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. The Reserve, one of the least known places in the World, will give you an unforgettable experience with the huge Landscape variety, where the Indian Ocean marine Ecosystems mix with the typical African plains and even dense forests.
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Architectural Building
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Designed by Gustave Eiffel, Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) perplexes its visitors with its impractical building material highly unsuitable fo
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History Museum
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One of the oldest and most important structures in Mozambique's largest city, Fortaleza of Maputo offers a glimpse into Maputo's colonial his

Maputo

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Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets · Islands
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture. Flanked by a vibrant blend of decaying colonial-era mansions and concrete apartment blocks, the city streets offer access to flower gardens, bustling marketplaces, and roadside stalls selling fresh fruit and local snacks. Attractions in Maputo include museums, numerous historic buildings, lively beaches, and a variety of cafes, restaurants, and bars, all accessible from the city's flowery boulevards. Add Maputo and other destinations in Mozambique to your travel itinerary using our Mozambique trip itinerary planning website.

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Where to stay in Maputo

Budget-friendly accommodations remain scarce in Maputo. Unless you choose a backpacker-style hostel, expect to pay steep prices even for mid-range lodgings. The largest cluster of accommodations can be found near the Avenida 24 Julho, a walking distance from the main train station, or around the waterfront promenade Avenida Marginal. Portuguese-style guesthouses and business hotels offer comfortable rooms with basic amenities, while chain establishments and boutique hotels situated in grandiose colonial-era buildings provide more luxury and additional services.
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