We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Casa do Ferro (The Iron House)

Praca de Independencia, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 169.99*
and up
3-Hour Small Group Maputo City Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good34%
  • Average42%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“eiffel tower” (9 reviews)
“cast iron” (2 reviews)
“hot country” (2 reviews)
Praca de Independencia, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
Write a ReviewReviews (185)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stop in if it’s on the way, but do t make it a destination. Some nice art inside, otherwise really nothing.

Thank N R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a tourist attraction, however there isn't much to write about...the house is made of iron, it is a little scary to walk inside, as everything squeaks.

Thank Nazarene_M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been there. I however know this house has nothing to do with Eiffel. It has been constructed by a Belgian company "Forges d'Aiseau", with a system patented from Mister Joseph Danly, the owner of the a.m. company. Several other buildings made from...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You might ask what was the builder of the Eiffel Tower doing building an iron house in Maputo. Who knows, who cares. Built in 1892 it is constructed entirely of metal an impractical building material in Maputo's climate. It's so hot no one can live...More

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unusual home - it's all metal, with some wood wall interiors. I can't say I've ever seen anything like it, but the East German's would have loved it during the old USSR days. It's on a corner lot in downtown Maputo....More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An all-iron house by Eiffel is unique but not very practical. Just a short walk from Independence Square. If your in the area you may want to see it.

Thank Drgole
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This curious structure is worth a look. You can visit inside and there is some good art work on show. Easily reached on a city centre tour. Note that Mr Eiffel also designed part of the railway station which is also a must see

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This house is built using sheet metal. It is being used now, but I wonder how it was before the A/C was installed... Worth checking!

Thank MikatheFinn
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We walked past here on the way to the statue in the Square. It was designed by Eiffel of the Tower fame, but was not suitable for the heat of Maputo. Nothing amazing but you can take a photo as you pass.

Thank wombatdavid
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I am sure there are more interesting things to appreciate in Maputo than a tin house bult by a famous Frenchman . It offfered a photo opoortunity butnot much else !

Thank adamschris
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Maputo
Pestana Rovuma
239 reviews
.32 km away
Hotel Turismo
52 reviews
.32 km away
Pestana Inhaca Lodge
88 reviews
.33 km away
Hotel Tivoli Maputo
69 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Continental
32 reviews
.32 km away
Khana Khazana
54 reviews
.80 km away
13 reviews
.32 km away
6 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby Attractions
Maputo Central Train Station
482 reviews
.84 km away
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
114 reviews
.54 km away
Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao
158 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Casa do Ferro (The Iron House) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines