City Hall


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 in 1947, is still in active use today, so it cannot usually be visited unless you have business in one of the offices inside.

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2. Praça da Independência

0.08 MILES

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

0.13 MILES

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5. National Art Museum

0.16 MILES

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6. Jardim Tunduru

0.21 MILES

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8. Municipal Market

0.35 MILES

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