Matola is the largest suburb of the Mozambique capital, Maputo, and adjacent to it to the west. It is the nation's second most populated place. Matola is the capital of Maputo Province and has had its own elected municipal government since 1998. It has a port and also the biggest industrial area in Mozambique. The population of Matola is, according to the 2007 census, 675,422 inhabitants, having increased to a 2014 projected population of 893,000.
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4.5 based on 105 reviews
Our group of 8 were taken through the Cathedral on tour and a small wedding was taking place. No problem to our guide, he walked us right between the officiating minister and the couple getting married. We were very embarrassed, but they did not seem to mind at all. Par for the course as it were !!
Not as large as the pictures make it out, but great architecture, and stained glass, and ornamentation.
Well worth a visit, even if a person is not religious.
4 based on 501 reviews
Maputo's Central Train Station is an impressive structure still used today, but with rich history. Photos of the Train Station's development and progress over the years are displayed along the area where people wait for trains. There's also a museum with artifacts and detailed information.
4 based on 248 reviews
There are stalls of African stuff, but this sad looking park was not worth seeing the day we were in town.
4 based on 118 reviews
I hate to sound dismissive, but you have to lower your expectations when visiting Mozambique. This Cathedral is nice based upon the surroundings, but is by no means a worldly treasure or a top 250 Cathedral in the world. It might not even be top 1000.
Still, it's easily accessible and seems relatively safe to visit during a city tour of Maputo.
3.5 based on 164 reviews
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.
4 based on 135 reviews
Interesting experience. Different fruits and vegetables. Though the produce was more expensive than locals suggested it should be. I was told a coconut costs M$20 but in the market the charged M$30 and didn't negotiate.
None of the vendors tried to harras us into buying anything. If you just want to wLk around and have a look this is a good place to go.
3.5 based on 191 reviews
This is a very unusual home - it's all metal, with some wood wall interiors. I can't say I've ever seen anything like it, but the East German's would have loved it during the old USSR days.
It's on a corner lot in downtown Maputo. It's easily accessible and can be checked out very quickly.
When I think of Eiffel - we all think of the unbelievable structure in Paris - that can only be truly appreciated in person.
This is something very different. A metal house that was constructed abroad and assembled a piece at a time. It's not aesthetically pleasing in any way. Other than being designed by Eiffel, there is nothing to see here. Eiffel would probably regret his work in Maputo if he were still alive.
4 based on 39 reviews
I remember my first visit in Maputo back in 2000, this park was a no-go zone inhabited by dubious characters. Now after a year or more of renovations, it has finally been rehabilitated and reopened. It's such a nice place to stroll around, and you don't have to be an avid botanist for enjoying all the examples of indigenous trees and plants lining the pathways. There's a tourist information service, now I just wish they'll open a café too.
3.5 based on 189 reviews
Mildly Interesting Museum on 2 Floors of A Victorian Mansion. The Main Floor features a Large Life-sized Display of Wildlife. Don't Miss the Display Illustrating Elephant Development (in a Back Corner). Upstairs are Similar Displays of Insects and Fish. Allow 20-30 Minutes.
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