Cathedral of Nossa Senhora da Conceição


With its simple but imposing lines and soaring, white spire, this cathedral is one of Maputo's most attractive buildings. It was completed in 1944. Inside, don't miss the altar work, the stained-glass windows and the paintings.

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1. City Hall

0.07 MILES

The hulking, neoclassical City Hall looks down over the baixa area from a low hill at the top of Avenida Samora Machel. The building, which was completed…

3. Praça da Independência

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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.

4. Iron House

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5. Jardim Tunduru

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6. National Art Museum

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7. 33 Storey Building

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Maputo's tallest building – now known as the Mcel building because of its unmissable advertising – makes a convenient landmark.