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Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao

Rue Marques de Pombal, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Good views and nice cannon

This is an old Portuguese Fort down by the waterfront. It is only MTM20 to go in. There is not much... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
wombatdavid
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Tasmania
Old Portuguese Fort

The small historic old Portuguese fort is not much to look at, but worth to be included in your... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Ανδρόμαχος Δ
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Athens, Greece
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“old fortress” (3 reviews)
“colonial past” (3 reviews)
“fish market” (4 reviews)
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Rue Marques de Pombal, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is an old Portuguese Fort down by the waterfront. It is only MTM20 to go in. There is not much to see in terms of exhibits but there are some old statues and cannons in good condition.

Thank wombatdavid
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The small historic old Portuguese fort is not much to look at, but worth to be included in your Baixa tour.

Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I enjoyed the Fort and the exhibitions that were running at the time . we spent an hour there and felt that was plenty of time ,imteresting statues and old cannons and military pieces

Thank adamschris
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit and to escape from ugly downtown maputo. De entrance fee is only 20 mzn. I especially liked the history of mozambique carved in small wooden figures.

Thank supermic
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting historical site that is definitely worth the visit. There is a minimal fee to enter. I walked around it alone without a tour guide, but still got a good idea of the strategic importance of the fortress as it looks out over the ocean.

Thank Keli W
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This historically significant fort is nicely landscaped with plants and seating. Allow a few minutes to browse the exhibits within the walls. Walk around the top to see the old cannons as well as a nice view of activity at the fish market across the...More

Thank WonderfulWorld59
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A Fortaleza that was in a perfect position to defend the city from possible invadors coming from the sea or from earth. It is a must see place to understand the history of the city and also to see the informal market around it where...More

Thank João F
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

As well as being a really nice fort with a huge amount of its own history, there is an exhibition inside summarising key aspects of mozambican history from the arrival of Arabs, trading and slavery in 1st century AD, through to the Portuguese rule, revolution,...More

Thank JonDJBaker
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This was a hidden gem in Maputo. You need to pay it a visit and apart from being able to wonder about the entire place there is an amazing display of Mozambique history in one of the room s all done in diorama format. The...More

Thank Sekerere
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Maputo Fortress, also known as Fortress of Our Lady of Conception, is a national historical monument related to the history of the Portuguese presence in Mozambique and the relations and resistance offered by the locals. The history of Maputo Fortress dates back to the late...More

Thank Pedro T
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