Sights in MaputoEdit This
The Maputo Sights will enchant you with museums, galleries,
historical building and modern monuments. This city is an African port
and the capital of Mozambique. Maputo is fast becoming a major
commercial and tourism hub in Mozambique.
Elephants have been inseparable from Africa, and Maputo offers the visitors a chance to watch the elephants in their natural habitat. The Elephant Reserve is located in the peninsula of Santa Maria. It is recommended to set out early to the reserve. This is the right time to watch the animals as it's cooler. The elephants are out on a stroll and you can watch them as they take their leisure baths. At noon it could be a problem to spot the elephants, as they retire into the shade to avoid the scorching heat.
Museum of the Revolution
This museum is located on the Avenue 24, Julho in Maputo. The museum showcases the period of struggle that Mozambique went through during the revolution. The violent struggle between Mozambique and the Portuguese is exhibited at this museum. It is open from Mondays to Fridays and the working hours are between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a 2-hour lunch break.
Casa De Ferro
Maputo has several monuments of both traditional as well as modern architecture. The Casa De Ferro is a must-see attraction in Maputo. It was designed by Eiffel in the 19th century. This building was designed as the governor's residence. But after construction it turned out to be a mistake as its exterior was metal plated. This exterior made it highly impractical due to the hot climatic condition of Mozambique. It is located in the historical area of Baixa in Maputo and is a popular sight.
The Fortaleza is a monument in Maputo of great historic significance. This fort was the work of the Portuguese. They built this fort in the 19th century. It is located adjacent to the fishing harbor in Maputo. The entire fort is made out of red bricks and looks majestic. The fort has a beautiful garden and a museum in its premise. The museum tells the tails of an era gone by. It has several exhibits from the Portuguese era.
Witness the splendor of the artistic creations of world-famous sculptor Alberto Chissano at Museu Chissano. The home of this famous artist has been transformed into a museum. You can look at the numerous sculptures at this museum. Works of other artists are also featured here. You will have to take a taxi to this museum, which is located in the outskirts of Maputo. The museum is in the suburb of Matola.