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Activities in Maputo

Free Walking Tour of Maputo

5 reviews | 21 travellers
Very good service, he took us to know Maputo for 2 hours, always with the best attitude.
10 Aldo Zamarroni

Delve into the past of Mozambique's capital and discover the vibrant city's most important places of interest with this free walking tour of Maputo.

Delve into the past of Mozambique's capital and discover the vibrant city's most important places of interest with this free walking tour of Maputo.

Free Walking Tour of Maputo

At the time you have booked, we'll start our free walking tour of Maputo at the central Independence Square. There you'll be able to see the façade of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The church, inaugurated in 1944, has an enormous 61-metre-tall bell tower that is visible from many parts of the city.

Next to the cathedral is the Maputo City Hall, an imposing neoclassical building erected in 1947. Just in front of it, we'll see the colossal statue of Samora Machel. This political leader, president of Mozambique from 1975 to 1986, is considered the father of the country's independence.

We'll continue our free walking tour to the Franco-Mozambican Cultural Centre, which hosts exhibitions, film screenings, colloquiums and other important events. Not far from this building is another of the city's significant monuments. This is the Casa de Ferro: an old house that was prefabricated and imported from Belgium in 1892, and which served as the governor's residence.

The next stop on our tour of the capital of Mozambique will be at the city's old defensive fortress. The fort, which dates back to the 18th century, will give you great insight into the geographic importance of Maputo.

After an hour and a half of sightseeing, we'll conclude the free tour in front of the fortress, enjoying magnificent views of the bay of Maputo.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Portuguese.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Portuguese.


English speaking guide with specialist knowledge of the history of Maputo.

Not included

Entry to Maputo Fort: US$ 0.50 per person.

When to book?

You can book up until 4 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

No single-use plastics are used.

No printing of documentation required.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

Promotes local employment.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.


Meeting point

Independence Square.

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