Praça da Independência
This house was designed (by Eiffel or an associate) in the late 19th century as the governor’s residence, but its metal-plated exterior...
Cathedral of Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano
An excellent place, with art exhibitions, music and dance performances, films, theatre and more.
Pastelaria Bico d’Ouro
A working-person’s cafe, with sandwiches, soups and inexpensive but filling set menus.
Praça da Independência information
This wide plaza is rimmed on one side by the white, spired Cathedral of Nossa Senhora da Conceição and on the other by the hulking, neoclassical City Hall . Just off the square is the Iron House , which was designed by Eiffel in the late-19th century as the governor’s residence, though its metal-plated exterior proved unsuitable for tropical conditions.