Park in Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto National Park

Historic Building in Maputo

Iron House

This house was designed (by Eiffel or an associate) in the late 19th century as the governor’s residence, but its metal-plated exterior proved unsuitable for tropical conditions.
Arts Centre in Maputo

Núcleo de Arte

This long-standing artists’ cooperative has frequent exhibitions featuring the work of up-and-coming artists (some of which is for sale). There’s also a pottery area and a garden where you can talk with the artists …
Plaza in Maputo

Praça da Independência

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 b…
Plaza in Maputo

Praça dos Heróis Moçambicanos

The large Praça dos Heróis Moçambicanos, along Avenida Acordos de Lusaka near the airport, is notable for its 95m-long mural commemorating the revolution. The star-shaped white marble structure in its centre holds t…
Notable Building in Beira

Casa Infante de Sagres

Worth a look are the surrounding Ponta Gêa area, with some charming old houses; Praça do Metical; and the area around the port, where the streets are lined with faded colonial-era buildings. One to watch for is the …
Cemetery in Pemba


Up on the hill behind the governor’s mansion is a large cemetery, with fragrant frangipani trees shading the Christian and Muslim graves. Close to the sea is a section containing Commonwealth war graves.
Notable Building in Vilankulo

Dona Ana Hotel

At the northern end of town on the beach is the white and pink Dona Ana Hotel, built by tycoon-entrepreneur Joachim Alves and about to reopen after renovations.
Historic Building in Maputo

Train Station

Maputo’s landmark train station is one of the city’s most imposing buildings. The dome was designed by an associate of Alexandre Gustav Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame), although Eiffel himself never set foot in Mozamb…
Museum in Maputo

National Art Museum

Half a block west of Avenida Karl Marx, the National Art Museum has an excellent collection of paintings and sculptures by Mozambique’s finest contemporary artists, including Malangatana and Alberto Chissano.