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Independence Square

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Day visit to Maputo

The square is something to visit if you are in Maputo. It is in the center of a huge round about of... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Lovely place to remind you of the struggle for Mozambique and Samora Machel

I love the towering statue of Samora Machel, the man who gave so much for his country. The place is... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Praca da Independencia - Avenida Samora Machel | Infront of Maputo City Hall, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

The square is something to visit if you are in Maputo. It is in the center of a huge round about of roads and to stand next to it you feel so small.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank matthemj
Reviewed 7 December 2018

This Sq. was our First experience of Maputo since it was just few steps away from our Hotel(Maputo Hotel), so we visited there in the evening. it was a street concert there since we arrived on Maputo day(Nov 10). the Sq. offers you few nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed 26 October 2018

It might perhaps not be worth a special trip to see independence square. It is good for a quick drive-by as part of an overall tour of the city. A quick photo opportunity and then drive on. Area can be a bit grubby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Albertgerber
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This Square is where you could see the statue of Samora Machel, the first President of Mozambique, which is in front of the City Hall of Maputo

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 25 September 2018

"Independence Square" ("Praça da Independência", in Portuguese) represents the historical heart of Mozambique and a memorial to its National hero and first President, Mr. Samora Machel. Honoring his memory, his standing statue was placed at the center of "Independence Square" in 2011. It is surrounded...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I love the towering statue of Samora Machel, the man who gave so much for his country. The place is clean and well maintained.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SwaziQueen
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We passed by this square while walking to the iron house. It is very close to other attractions and nice to consider while going to the part “old city”. I wouldnt advise to go specially for there but its nice to include it in you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank TravElkouteini
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Old City landmarks are quite close to eachother, so why not to stop by while walking around. It's pleasantly quite on Sundays.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pauli_Roth
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

...this is not really an attraction ! You will pass this square probably anyway while in Maputo , but the square itself is neither beautiful nor interesting , though it is close to a few other attractions (casa de ferro, cathedral,...)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We came accross this by accident. However, after some reseach we were amazed to know that this was a famous tourist view point in Maputo. I feel this like country has a lot to offer, its just a matter of time before it become famous...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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