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Casa do Ferro (The Iron House)

Praca de Independencia, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Amazingly well preserved

This fascinating building in central Maputo is well worth the visit. It is not a long visit and you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mesa, Arizona
House of iron

Yesterday badly loved house, today tourist attraction of the city. Such is the history of the House... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pedro T
Maputo, Mozambique
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Praca de Independencia, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 25 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
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

It was a house done to an ex governor of Maputo , a piece of art. On the square of the statue of Samora Machel you turn down and you will see it on the left side. Just for curiosity, no one lived on this...More

Thank Pedro E
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Located near the independence square, the Cathedral and Frech-Mozambican Cultural Centre this building must be visited. Be careful with pety theft.

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