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.
Museum in Nampula

National Ethnography Museum

The National Ethnography Museum is worth a visit, with a collection documenting various aspects of local life and culture, and explanations in English and Portuguese.
Fortress in Mozambique Island

Fort of São Sebastião

The island’s northern end is dominated by the massive Fort of São Sebastião, which is the oldest complete fort still standing in sub-Saharan Africa. Construction began in 1558, and about 50 years later the final sto…
Church in Mozambique Island

Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte

Immediately beyond the fort, on the island’s tip, is the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, built in 1522 and considered to be the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere.
Church in Mozambique Island

Church of Santo António

At the island’s southern end.
Museum in Mozambique Island

Palace & Chapel of São Paulo

This imposing edifice – the former governor’s residence and now a museum – dates from 1610 and is the island’s historical showpiece. The interior, which is currently under renovation and closed to the public, gives …
Church in Mozambique Island

Igreja da Saúde

Mosque in Mozambique Island


Statue in Mozambique Island

Camões Statue

Museum in Mozambique Island

Museum of Sacred Art