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Known as the lemon squeezer for obvious reasons... Well worth a visit if you're nearby. Very... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Shirley S
South East England
A church that's absolutely, positively like nothing you've seen

Trying to describe the Santo António da Polana can be en exercise in kitchenware, since it really... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Known as the lemon squeezer for obvious reasons... Well worth a visit if you're nearby. Very interesting shape, built early 1960s and currently undergoing repairs to the exterior (visible from the rear of the church). We visited on a Sunday, so were lucky enough to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Trying to describe the Santo António da Polana can be en exercise in kitchenware, since it really looks like an elongated orange press on the outside. By itself, its exterior is enough to leave you amazed. But once you step inside and plunge into the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

At Maputo's affluent Polana quarter, you will find this modern church - "Igreja de Santo António da Polana". It was designed by famous Portuguese architect Nuno Craveiro Lopes and inaugurated in 1962. Its shape resembles an "inverted flower" or, as it is most popularly known,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Sunday mass in Portuguese and Shangaan at 7:30, 11:00 am and 18:00 pm. Joyous and animated choir and inspired sermons. This is mainly a place of worship with nice stained glass windows that inspire prayer. Not a tourist attraction!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank C R
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We walked thru Polana to find it, unfortunately it was under repair and we could not go inside ,but the outside is impressive I just love this Church. A must visit in Maputo

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnaGrethel
Reviewed 31 July 2018

a normal church but has a portuguese influence, must go there and pray it remembers church in brazil for example

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Surprising architecture - so much different from the usual churches we all know and are used to ! Absolutely worth a look , but don't plan too much time for this attraction : even though highly interesting you have seen it within a couple of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed 23 March 2018

the Church of San Antonio in Maputo is very characteristic, it is also nicknamed the lemon squeezer for its shape. the roof is currently ongoing renovations, so we could not enter. Nothing really special, nothing much to do except for admiring the shape which is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ayo78
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Although this church has significance to the people, honestly it is not very attractive. I will do more research on its history but there are many gorgeous buildings and churches in Maputo - I don't think this is one of them.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Much needed work is being carried out to keep this beautiful monument. The roof is being reinforced as well as the tower. Thumbs up!

Date of experience: December 2017
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27 August 2018|
Response from AnaGrethel | Reviewed this property |
Milly the church is under renovations but I understand that they have mass in Portuguese Sundays at 7:30, 11:00 am and 600 pm