On Inhaca’s southwestern edge is a marine-biology research station and a small museum with specimens of local fauna. Transport can be arranged through Restaurante Lucas. Otherwise, it’s a 50-minute walk from the ferry dock.
Lonely Planet's must-see attractions
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…
This wide and imposing plaza is the gateway from the upper part of town to the baixa. It's rimmed by several notable buildings and well worth a stroll.
Nearby Inhaca Island attractions
Since 1965, much of Inhaca and the surrounding waters have been protected as marine and forest reserves. Entry to the reserve is collected by an official…
Mozambique's presidential complex is a beautiful and impressive structure overlooking Maputo Bay. Photographs are not permitted. It is also not permitted…
Wonderful for families, with a children's playground, pedalo rentals, lots of space, a good and inexpensive cafe and views over Maputo Bay.
Art and photography exhibits; opposite the South African High Commission.
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…
The Natural History Museum, near Hotel Cardoso, is worth a stop simply to see its stately Manueline architecture and its garden with a mural by…
A pleasant, green area to while away a morning or late afternoon, with a children's playground, a small cafe, a community library and views over the…
Maputo's tallest building – now known as the Mcel building because of its unmissable advertising – makes a convenient landmark.