Top things to do in Quelimane

Cafe in Quelimane

Cafe-Pasteleria Saima

The city's only really inviting pasteleria isn't large, but it's good for a pastry, a galão (Portuguese latte) or something fast and no-frills (a burger perhaps). Make the most of it: there's not much else like this…
African in Quelimane

Xeque Mate

Something of a social hub in sleepy Quelimane, this dark but vaguely arty pub-restaurant doesn't exactly advertise itself, but the meat and fish dishes are good. Probably the city's best non-hotel eating joint.
International in Quelimane

Restaurante Nara

Opposite the uglier of Quelimane's two cathedrals, Nara has the most international menu in town, with Indian, Middle Eastern and Mexican flavours accompanying the standard chicken and prawns.
Cathedral in Quelimane

Old Cathedral

Dating from 1776, this ruined church (currently inaccessible) on the riverfront awaits some care and attention. For the time being you can admire its baroque towers from the outside or (even better) from a room in H…
Cathedral in Quelimane

New Cathedral

Quelimane's hideous breeze-block 'new' cathedral is worth a look purely to see how low ecclesial architecture has plummeted since the now ruined old cathedral was built (in 1776). The interior is equally spirit-crus…
Mosque in Quelimane


Quelimane has a sizeable Muslim population, a fact testified to by this largish green and white mosque in the city centre.