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Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao

Rue Marques de Pombal, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Historical Highlight of Maputo - Don't Miss the View from the Top!

This historically significant fort is nicely landscaped with plants and seating. Allow a few... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Importat spot in local history

A Fortaleza that was in a perfect position to defend the city from possible invadors coming from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rue Marques de Pombal, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This historically significant fort is nicely landscaped with plants and seating. Allow a few minutes to browse the exhibits within the walls. Walk around the top to see the old cannons as well as a nice view of activity at the fish market across the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Fortaleza that was in a perfect position to defend the city from possible invadors coming from the sea or from earth. It is a must see place to understand the history of the city and also to see the informal market around it where...More

Thank João F
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

As well as being a really nice fort with a huge amount of its own history, there is an exhibition inside summarising key aspects of mozambican history from the arrival of Arabs, trading and slavery in 1st century AD, through to the Portuguese rule, revolution,...More

Thank JonDJBaker
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This was a hidden gem in Maputo. You need to pay it a visit and apart from being able to wonder about the entire place there is an amazing display of Mozambique history in one of the room s all done in diorama format. The...More

Thank Sekerere
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Maputo Fortress, also known as Fortress of Our Lady of Conception, is a national historical monument related to the history of the Portuguese presence in Mozambique and the relations and resistance offered by the locals. The history of Maputo Fortress dates back to the late...More

Thank Pedro T
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Despite its small size, this old Portuguese fortress has a lot of history. Our guide works there when she's not a private guide, so we got a unique perspective. She was able to take us through some of the closed off spaces and gave us...More

Thank SmallGirlInABigWorld
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Compared to the fort on Mozambique Island or even the smaller on on Ibo Island this fort is nothing much to write home about. Yet its history and location are worth the visit, even if it takes barely thirty minutes to see. Combine it with...More

Thank mbaas
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The only fort in Maputo may be one of the smallest the Portuguese built It houses a museum of special art of depicting life in miniature called Psikheledana ....many Portuguese statues of Portugues men which were in some important squares before the independence are housed...More

Thank Sparkie09
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

A piece of local history in a busy downtown area. Ancient guns on the fortress ramparts alongside a fascinating art installation depicting scenes from the country's past. Worth a repeat visit.

Thank Damir S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Popped in whilst having a look around Maputo on a Sunday afternoon. The small fort is worth popping your head in for a peruse of the walls. Was asked for a small donation to enter and then left to it. Was there for no more...More

Thank Hannah75
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