Maputo - the capital of Mozambique
Many countries of the Black Continent had to go through a lot on the way to independence, but the twentieth century also brings its troubles, problems, wars. Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, was once one of the most beautiful African cities. Now, after twenty years of hostilities, it is just beginning to revive. Although there are all the prerequisites for organizing recreation at the highest level, including: the ocean coast, beaches and mysterious coral reefs, excellent climatic and weather conditions, friendly locals.
Maputo restaurants are ready to offer tourists a wide variety of dishes. Naturally, fish, shellfish and other seafood delicacies are very popular. It is worth avoiding small roadside cafes that cannot boast of the freshness of products; special care should be taken when choosing meat. But delicious cashew nuts, fried with or without salt, are impossible to refuse..
Maputo cultural map
Traveling around the capital of Mozambique can bring a lot of pleasure and high-quality photos, because architectural monuments of the past have been preserved in the city, there are several amazing religious buildings.
Local museums keep many artifacts that tell about the past and present day of Mozambique, about its history, nature, people. The list of the most important institutions preserving monuments of the past includes:
- Natural History Museum;
- Military Museum, located on the territory of an old fort;
- The National Museum of Art;
- Museum of the Revolution.
In addition to the unique museum items stored in the funds and presented in the expositions, the buildings of the museums themselves are also interesting. For example, the Historical Museum was built in the Gothic style, typical for medieval Portugal; a real local fort was adapted for the exposition of the Military Museum..
One of the oldest buildings in the city is set aside for the Central Market. It has existed here for a long time, just a wooden structure a hundred years ago was replaced by a beautiful stone building. Some tourists claim that such an architectural structure already exists on the planet, this is the so-called Aster Hall, located in Hamburg, and in Maputo there is a perfectly executed copy.
The colonial architecture of the capital of Mozambique is organically intertwined with the native African. Such a mixture of styles and trends, which looks unusual, but harmonious, is characteristic not only of Maputo, but also of the capitals of neighboring states..