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1 day
Availability : 22'-23'
Maputo
Maputo
Tour Details

Visit Praca Da Independencia, Old Town Hall, the national art Museum, the Samora Machel statue, and other destinations. We of course show you Eiffel’s intriguing Iron House, the old fort, the famed CFM train station that has won international plaudits, the recently renovated botanical gardens, the Maputo Cathedral, and the giant Samora Machel statue at Independence Square.

Maputo Historical and Arts Full-Day Tour

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Departure & Return Location

Maputo International Airport 

Departure Time

9.00 am

 

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off
  • License tour guide
  • Entry fees and taxes
  • Private transportation

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
What to Expect

Visit Praca Da Independencia, Old Town Hall, the national art Museum, the Samora Machel statue, and other destinations. We of course show you Eiffel’s intriguing Iron House, the old fort, the famed CFM train station that has won international plaudits, the recently renovated botanical gardens, the Maputo Cathedral, and the giant Samora Machel statue at Independence Square.

Itinerary

This is an amazing trip to learn the history and culture of Maputo and its inhabitants. In an 8-hour tour, you’ll explore the other side of Maputo you’ve not seen so far. Upon pick up, you’ll head to the Praca da Independencia (independence square) in front of the Maputo city hall. Renamed in 1975 after the independence of Mozambique, the public square sits amidst the architectural styles and interesting city’s uptown. Here, learn about the history and culture of the square and its origin. Don’t forget to look out for the neoclassical city hall on the north side.

You’ll then head to the Cathedral of Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception. Popularly known as the demons cathedral, the significant infrastructure was built by Marcial simões in the 1940s. In this place, Maputo residents got the opportunity to meet the pope in 2019.

The next destination is the old town hall designed and built by Arnaldo Pacheco Pereira Leite, Carlos césar dos Santos and Franz Kendal. Take pictures of this iconic infrastructure. Afterward, we head to the statue of Samora Machel, the first president of Mozambique. The statue stands at 9 meters and is 4.8 tonnes in weight.

You’ll then head to the Iron House (Casa De Ferro) designed by Gustave Eiffel. Learn the history of the house and why it has remained an instrument facet of Maputo’s history. Enjoy the beautiful fresh breath of air from the Jardin Centenario before heading to the Mercado Central de Maputo (central market). Explore the unique design by David Carvalho in 1901.

Maputo railway station is the next destination before heading out to the National art Museum to learn modern impressions of Mozambican art. Next, you’ll visit the Centro social and cultural do Nucleo de Arte, and Feima Banca, before stopping at Avenida Fernao De Magalhaes, the Jewish synagogue. The private tour then ends at the Goncalo workshop, shop for a piece of African art as a souvenir.

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