One of the oldest and most important structures in Mozambique's largest city, Fortaleza of Maputo offers a glimpse into Maputo's colonial history. Built by the Portuguese in the 18th century, the fort features stone walls surrounded by a moat. The onsite military history museum provides a chance to learn something about the area's colonial days. By using our Maputo trip planning site, you can arrange your visit to Fortaleza of Maputo and other attractions in Maputo.
Fortaleza of Maputo reviews
Learned about the history of Mozambique and the Portuguese conquest of the king. Saw his coffin and other relics and paintings that brought that history to life. Should take a guide, all writing is... more »
If you have time is ok! Located in lower downtown is easy to arrive! No costs to get in, but you can donate something! There is the expositions saloons with the Mozambique history and the last... more »
A must for those interested in the Mozambican/ colonial history. The place is well preserved and tourists should consider at least one visit when coming to Maputo. However I would recommend visiting during daylight hours between 10;00 AM to 12:00 AM and try to visit with a local guide or local friends. You should by all by all means necessary try to park your vehicle in a secure paying parking area under guard or negotiate with parking guards in the street to monitor your vehicle during your visit to the Fortress. For peace of mind rather use local taxi services and arrange with the driver to collect you at a set time..enjoy the Fortress and be safe.
Small and impressive fortress, a reminder of Portuguese history at maputo. It has some exhibits about the local resistance and cannons lying everywhere. Entry ticket is 50 meticals for everyone which is reasonable.
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