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Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao

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Address: Rue Marques de Pombal, Maputo, Mozambique

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Interesting to see the History

The challenge is everything was in Portuguese and we could not read and understand some of the struggles that our people went through,I hope someone will realize that soon for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Maputo, Mozambique
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an old fortress that was rebuilt some time ago. It is a nice place to visit and I loved to take the kids and play pirates (it is actually allowed). It also has a few colonial statues that were removed from different places around town after independence.

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Thank Marcos F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The challenge is everything was in Portuguese and we could not read and understand some of the struggles that our people went through,I hope someone will realize that soon for tourists to also understand.

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Thank Luckmore
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well kept, this fort is right next to the harbor. There are some interesting art pieces in the fort. The ramparts afford good views of downtown and a bit of the port. Like so much else in Maputo, it could be so much more. Still worth a visit, though.

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Thank dmittleman
Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First it is important to know this monument is only about 60 years old. It was built in the 50's as a Monument in honour of Kaulza de Arriaga and as a symbol of Portuguese occupation of Mozambique designed by the late Mesquita, Arch. It is built near the place of the original Fortress that was the stronghold of the... More 

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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of native peoples is intimately tied to colonial Portugal and the atrocities perpetrated upon the endemic population by the European conquerors, The sculptures, tomb of the first president, and artwork in the fort are impressive and tell the tale of oppression.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I did not have much time for sightseeing in Maputo, but decided to go to Fortaleza in a spare half hour. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that they had a guide that told me about the history and the statues there.

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Thank Marinke B
Moreleta Park
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Was an interesting place to visit. The country have a very rich history, so it was nice to get to delve into it a little. The staff can be a little more helpful and friendly.

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Thank rivoniao
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very nice old fort with a properly maintained structure. It often displays art/photos expos in its building. This place is easy to access, can be combined with the local (real) fish market around its walls. Its a nice historical place to visit in Maputo.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and had a good overview of this 1st Portugese fortress and prison of the chief of the Shangans - we were fortunate to have a guide as there is not a single translation into English. It is sad to see the good effort of the private tourism industry but sad to see how ignorant the goverments... More 

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Thank Roland S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

For the history buff this is a fine piece of old colonial history and early history of Lourenzo Marques and Mozambique, it is a little bit dilapidated but so is the rest of Maputo

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