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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 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.
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It was interesting to see the old cannons and walk around inside but it would have been better if there were a guided tour on giving some more facts and history. The exhibits inside were also good.
It was interesting to see the old cannons and walk around inside but it would have been better if there were a guided tour on giving some more facts and history. The exhibits inside were also good. more »
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 »
Quick visit to the fortress. It is indeed not big, but hardly costs anything (50 Mt pp)... so why not visit and support its maintenance. Interesting display of Mozambique's history through puppet displays/ maquettes. Of course you must not miss the old Portuguese Fortress of Maputo. It is actually quite small and can be covered in less than an hour. They've got some pretty old cannons here which are neat to look at. Not exactly the funnest part of town to visit or park in, but you've got to do it at least once! There's some really interesting and informative exhibits explaining the formation of Maputo city over the last 500 years
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.
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