Top things to do in Maputo

Top Choice Gallery in Maputo

Chissano Gallery

Works of renowned sculptor Alberto Chissano, as well as his remains, are on display in his family’s residence at the Chissano Gallery. Taxis from central Maputo charge from Mtc500 return, including waiting time.
Top Choice 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.
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Maputo

Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano

An excellent place, with art exhibitions, music and dance performances, films, theatre, a craft shop, a cafe and more.
Top Choice 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…
Dance in Maputo

National Company of Song and Dance

The National Company of Song & Dance, Mozambique’s renowned national dance company, has occasional performances in Maputo that are well worth attending.
Theatre in Maputo

Teatro Avenida

Teatro Avenida is home to one of Maputo’s best-known theatre groups, Mutumbela Gogo. Plays are in Portuguese.
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…
Market in Maputo

Fish Market

The lively Fish Market is in a large white building en route to Costa do Sol. Peruse the many creatures that inhabit the nearby waters, or go all the way and choose what you’d like from the main hall and get it gril…
Fortress in Maputo


The old fort was built by the Portuguese in the mid-19th century near the site of an earlier fort. Inside is a garden and a small museum with remnants from the era of early Portuguese forays to the area. The sealed,…
Cultural in Maputo

Marrabenta Festival

To hear marrabenta – Mozambique’s national music – at its best, don’t miss the annual Marrabenta Festival. It’s held mostly in Maputo but also takes place in Beira, Inhambane and several other locations. The timing …