Maputo: what to see in the capital of Mozambique

railway station eiffel maputo
railway station eiffel maputo

Maputo, capital of Mozambique, overlooking a large inlet of the Indian Ocean on the south coast of the country.

Maputo in brief

In the sixteenth century, when the Portuguese explorer Lourenco Marques discovered this coast, it settled in the area, giving rise to the first settlement in his honor was called Lourenco Marques. March 13, 1976, after the declaration of national independence, the city was renamed in Maputo.

At about 80 Km. South of town is the National Reserve of Maputo, also known as the Maputo Elephant Park, the presence of many elephants, and other animals like leopards, antelopes, hippos, flamingos, in a natural setting , with the hills that slope towards the blue of the Indian Ocean.

What to see in Maputo

The fascination of the old Portuguese colonial town you can see through the preservation of some space, such as the Promenade and the Botanical Gardens.

Railway Station was built in the early twentieth century and it was designed by Gustave Eiffel, to whom we owe the creation of the House of Iron, it is one of the monuments to visit, in addition to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima, the old fort, and National Art Museum, which houses works by the best contemporary artists from Mozambique.