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Free Tour Maputo

1.5 hours


Independence Square


Welcome to Maputo, the vibrant capital of Mozambique! With a unique blend of African, Portuguese, and Arab cultures, Maputo offers an incredible mix of history, art, and culinary delights. And the best way to explore this fascinating city is through a free tour.

The Free Tour of Maputo takes you on a journey through the city’s rich history, from colonial-era architecture to traditional markets, and the street art that adorns the walls. The tour lasts less than two hours and is led by a knowledgeable local guide who will take you to the most iconic places in the city.

One of the must-see attractions in Maputo is the historic Casa de Ferro, designed by Gustave Eiffel, the famous architect who also designed the Eiffel Tower. The house’s unique iron structure is a testament to the city’s colonial past and is one of the most photographed landmarks in Maputo.

Another highlight of the Free Tour is the Central Market, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and indulge in the fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood that Mozambique is famous for. The market is a bustling hub of activity, and you can find everything from handmade crafts to exotic spices.

The tour also takes you to the Maputo Cathedral, a beautiful neo-gothic structure that stands tall in the heart of the city. The cathedral’s intricate architecture and stained glass windows are a sight to behold.

And of course, no visit to Maputo would be complete without trying the local cuisine. The Free Tour takes you to some of the city’s best food spots, where you can sample traditional Mozambican dishes like peri-peri chicken, grilled prawns, and matapa, a delicious stew made with cassava leaves and coconut milk.

In addition to the Free Tour, there are plenty of other things to see and do in Maputo. You can explore the city’s street art scene, visit the Museum of Natural History, or take a stroll along the famous Marginal, a scenic road that runs along the coast.

With its unique blend of cultures and history, Maputo is a city that offers something for everyone. And the best way to experience it all is through the Free Tour of Maputo. So grab your walking shoes, your camera, and your appetite, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Mozambique.

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Explore the capital of Mozambique on foot with an expert tour guide. You’ll get to see all the best spots, from the Maputo City Hall to the colossal statue of Samora Machel, the Franco-Mozambican Cultural Centre, and pass by the Casa de Ferro: a house that was imported from Belgium in the year 1892.

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FAQs 🔎

What will I see during the Free Tour of Maputo?

The Free Tour of Maputo begins at Independence Square, featuring landmarks like the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, with its impressive 61-meter-tall bell tower, and Maputo City Hall. You’ll also see the towering statue of Samora Machel, a key figure in Mozambique’s independence. The tour includes a visit to the Franco-Mozambican Cultural Centre and the intriguing Casa de Ferro, a prefabricated house imported from Belgium in 1892. Lastly, you’ll visit the city’s 18th-century fortress, a testament to Maputo’s geographic importance, where the tour concludes with stunning views of Maputo Bay.

How much should I tip my guide?

While tipping amounts can vary based on individual preferences and the quality of the tour, a general rule of thumb for tipping a guide on a free tour is to give what you feel the tour was worth. In Maputo, a common tip ranges from 300 to 1000 Mozambican Metical per person. Of course, if you feel that the guide went above and beyond, you could tip more as a token of appreciation.

Keep in mind that these amounts are just suggestions, and you should adjust your tip according to your level of satisfaction with the tour. It’s always a good idea to carry some small bills to make tipping easier.

How do I find the guide?

Head to Independence Square and arrive a few minutes before the scheduled start time. Watch out for a group gathering, as there could be fellow tour participants. By arriving early and being attentive to signs and group dynamics, you’ll easily find your guide and be ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through Maputo.

What is the meeting point of the Free Tour of Maputo?

The meeting point is at Independence Square.

How long does the Free Tour of Maputo last?

The Free Tour of Maputo lasts around 1.5 hours.

Where does the Free Tour of Maputo end?

The Free Tour of Maputo finishes at Maputo Fort.

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