Paroquia Santo Antonio, Maputo

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Mozambique
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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Paroquia Santo Antonio draws tourists with its modern architecture and atmospheric interior. The Portuguese architect Cavreiro Nuno Lopes designed this Catholic church in the early 1960s. Its futuristic conical shape is suggestive of an inverted flower or a spinning carousel, though it also reminds many visitors of a lemon juicer. Try to visit during the day to see the intriguing play of light in the interior created by stained-glass windows covering the side openings and the central dome. You can plan Maputo trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • I've seen a lot in maputo during my travels and it was worth seeing.There is amazing Architect and beaches. The Elephant reserve near there is full of wild when you drive through. 
    I've seen a lot in maputo during my travels and it was worth seeing.There is amazing Architect and beaches. The Elephant reserve near there is full of wild when you drive through.  more »
  • The architect Nuno Craveiro Lopes was inspired by an inverted flower, but the people saw a lemon squeezer. The use of concrete enabled 20th century architects to use modern forms in their design. The....  more
    The architect Nuno Craveiro Lopes was inspired by an inverted flower, but the people saw a lemon squeezer. The use of concrete enabled 20th century architects to use modern forms in their design. The....  more »

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