Maputo

About Maputo
When To Go
Where To Go
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Maputo (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈputu]), known as Lourenço Marques before independence, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. It is known as the City of Acacias, in reference to acacia trees commonly found along its avenues, and the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Today, it is a port city, with its economy centered on the harbour. According to the 2007 census, the population is 1,766,184.[1] Cotton, sugar, chromite, sisal, copra, and hardwood are the chief exports. The city manufactures cement, pottery, furniture, shoes, and rubber. The city is surrounded by Maputo Province, but is administered as its own province.

The dry season is considered to be the best time to visit Mozambique and is the peak tourist season.
Between June and September are the best times to take a trip.

  • Maputo Central Train Station
  • Inhaca Island
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
  • Natural History Museum
  • Independence Square
  • Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo)
  • Tunduru Gardens…and more