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Address: Praca de Independencia, Maputo, Mozambique

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The Iron House does have a few interesting displays of archaeological sites in Mozambique

I was walking by the house and wanted to see whether it was open and, if so, what was inside. I saw a security guard and asked in my broken Portguese if I could go inside. He... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
DougS51
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was walking by the house and wanted to see whether it was open and, if so, what was inside. I saw a security guard and asked in my broken Portguese if I could go inside. He brought me inside and while only one small floor was able to be visited, it contained some photos and maps of archaeological sites... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly, I get what the hype is about as it was designed by Eiffel however now it just looks like an over sized tin house.

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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

an concept house of Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower) that failed in the summer heat - make sure you check out the details of how the tin sheets are put together!

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Thank Anton B
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This was my favorite building in Maputo. Not because it was the biggest or had the most stature but because in have never seen anything like it. It is constructed out of steel panels that is bolted together. A really nice different building and it was designed by same person as Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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Thank Leonpotgieter
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Although there are many examples of prefabricated iron houses throughout the world, this is the only one in Maputo. It is well maintained and quite a pretty building. There is no reason to go inside.

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Thank dmittleman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

How very intriguing and interesting. A touristy place to visit when you are in Maputo. A wonderful tea garden around the corner.

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Thank Monika J
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Nothing great as compared to so many other places. Its probably having just historical value, its too hot inside, its Ok just to visit once since now you are in Maputo - even if you skip this or just view if sitting in your car from outside - still its OK

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Thank Pushkar R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It is a great idea for a house, if you are looking for great security. But you may die of the heat during the summer.. Lol.

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Thank Drew D
Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a fantastic building. Must be the only one in the world. Great idea to build in steel plates. Its now used as the ministry of turism's offices and very central and easy to find

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Iconic iron house in centre of Maputo interesting unusual architecture worth a visit small fee to pay to enter not allowed on upper level very hot inside does not seem very well maintained

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