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Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao

Rue Marques de Pombal, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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What a sad site

We visited this fort which could be a great point of history. Sadly the place is not well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretoria, South Africa
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Fascinating Historical Site in Maputo

Fortaleza is a restored fort at the fishing port. It's one of Maputo’s oldest buildings. Artist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“old fortress” (3 reviews)
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Rue Marques de Pombal, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this fort which could be a great point of history. Sadly the place is not well maintained with brooms, ladders and dustbins standing out in the open. I am sure it would look much better if they could put the gardening equipment away...More

Thank Stellie-Bell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortaleza is a restored fort at the fishing port. It's one of Maputo’s oldest buildings. Artist displays recreate the history of the fort and the lives of indigenous people during the Portuguese takeover before and after independence. Views of the city and Maputo Bay are...More

Thank 2016msm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well cared for, this Museum has interesting information and events like fairs, music, food & drinks.

Thank O9652IQcarlosr
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Free entry to this old fort. This primary fortress was used to defend Maputo against pirates and was also used by Dutch slave traders in the 19th century The red brick fort has a central courtyard and is the most revered historic monument in the...More

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Otherwise it’s just another fort. It helps to get the history. The museum contains a history of Mozambique illustrated with models. Best enjoyed with a local guide. There’s an interesting tree alongside the path to the gate which has phallic shaped fruit. Ask your guide...More

Thank Alan F
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
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