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Casa do Ferro (The Iron House)

Praca de Independencia, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Tin or Iron house

A tourist attraction to tick off the list but the interesting thing about this place is, it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ayanda N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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The Iron House is one of those very well know and top of the list items when you google. The house... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
George, South Africa
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Praca de Independencia, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A tourist attraction to tick off the list but the interesting thing about this place is, it is opposite a park. On Saturdays if you are lucky you will see plenty people getting married and going to the gardens for photoshoot. Feel free to join...More

Thank Ayanda N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Iron House is one of those very well know and top of the list items when you google. The house it self is very well maintained and stands out as one of the most unique buildings styles I have ever seen. Sadly when we...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

This fascinating building in central Maputo is well worth the visit. It is not a long visit and you will be done in about twenty minutes maximum. The building is well maintained and very accessible, but not if you are handicapped.

Thank Sekerere
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Yesterday badly loved house, today tourist attraction of the city. Such is the history of the House of Iron. Made of prefabricated veneer and in modular pieces, the Iron House was commissioned from a prefabricated house company from the Belgian Congo by the Portuguese Government...More

Thank Pedro T
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting landmark and unique historical location. Poorly setup for visitors with lots of vehicles parked directly in front - very difficult to reach the landmark.

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Beautiful historical building right next to the botanical gardens. Thats it. You can walk around the building. It is a functional Government building that houses staff and offices, thus no access allowed.

Thank Dirk P
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is one of those sites you can easily appreciate in a few minutes on your way, for instance, to the train station. It's located near the cathedral and as such should not necessarily be thought of as a stand-alone site or destination. It's best...More

Thank mbaas
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Casa do Ferro...late 19th century.. .iron house made of iron walls ceiling n all ,built by associates of Gustav Effeil of Effeil tower game Paris...now houses a govt. Just in front are the gardens. Not open to visitors

Thank Sparkie09
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This metal house was specially commissioned from Eiffel, the man who created the famous tower in Paris, by the Portuguese colonial regime. It was supposed to be the Governor General's reside. As it turned out to be totally unsuitable for Maputo's climate he rejected it....More

Thank ajnaro
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stopped here while on tour of the city. A very beautiful building from the past.It appears to be in it's original state.Very well preserved and maintained. A short stop is recommended. This visit can be coupled with a visit to the Botanical Garden which...More

Thank nirmalasingh
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