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Maputo Central Train Station

Praca dos Trabalhadores, Maputo, Mozambique
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“nice building” (9 reviews)
“worth a visit” (20 reviews)
Praca dos Trabalhadores, Maputo, Mozambique
Praca dos Trabalhadores, Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Train Station whilst on a cruise. this was a first stopover - its a nice place as a tourist there isn't a lot to see or do though

Thank Nazarene_M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Train station buliding offers a lot of history as well as train history in Southern Africa. It's of old architecture and very beautiful. Complimented by the statue in front. More attention to cleaning in front of the station

Thank takalaniJmoleya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maputo main railway station in on one of the main squares. A magnificent building of the time Worth a visit

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While being ruled by the Portuguese, this train station was built in the early 1900's. It's really beautiful, if you can get over the fact that everything is dirty and there are people just hanging around the station and street everywhere. Not much going on...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Maputo Central Train Station is the most magnificent structure in Maputo. Eiffel’s grand structure from 1910 sets itself apart from all the other buildings. The crowds of inhabitants from Maputo pass by it like it is just another building. The tourist’s cameras are snapping...More

Thank Drgole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The central train station was constructed during the European (Portuguese) colonial period when the city was known as Lorenzo Marques. It is situated very close to the town centre and, in its design and style, adequately reflects the culture of the former colonial power. Whilst...More

Thank bhtiek
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Magnificent architecture, I believe by Eiffel, with reminders of bygone Lorenco Marques in the etched glass doors. Elaborate museum with well-restored exhibits, and a fascinating history of Mozambican railways and the company behind them. A lesson in economic history in manageable bites. Good air conditioning...More

Thank Scripbouget
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This is reckoned to be the 3rd best station in the world after Gare du Nord, Paris and St Pancras, London. It’s certainly attractive outside and interesting inside. There’s a small museum. If you are at the cruise terminal, the station is just outside and...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This classic style old train station is well worth visiting because of it architecture. If you're lucky you can even see a train there..

Thank MikatheFinn
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I will say that this is a must see if you go there. The station is a very nice building and there is a lot of information about the history. The museum was unfortunately closed. Parking is a problem. Next time I will go with...More

Thank Marrels88
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