Maputo Art & Architecture Tour it’s a tour for those who are most interested in art and architecture the best option is the Art & architecture walking tour, where we can see the best of Maputo’s art and architecture – from Art deco buildings to the ones of Pancho Guedes; from chairs and planes made out of guns and bullets by Gonçalo Mabunda to the artesans in FEIMA.
Natural history Museum
Between 7:00 to 16:00 (Everyday)
Maputo is a fascinating city. Because of its seaside location you can enjoy spectacular views. There are many attractive cafés and restaurants. History is still much in evidence if you look closely, from the times when the Lourenço Marques was little more than a small village and the times when it was the capital of Portuguese Mozambique with buildings from the best architects of Portugal, up to the independence and modern day development. Perhaps its main attraction lies in the fact that it is so accessible. People living here are friendly and easy-going, security is good and there are many details to discover both architecturally and in terms of art. Maputo is a treasure trove of Art Deco of the 1930’s and 40’s and modernist architecture of the 50’s and 60’s in a tropicalized version only to be found here and in Angola. There were also extraordinary talents; star-architect “Pancho” Guedes and painter – genius Malangatana. Present day artists like Gonçalo Mabunda and architects like José Forjaz also deserve mention amongst others.
So if you are more interested in art and architecture the best option is the Art & architecture walking tour, where we can see the best of Maputo’s art and architecture – from Art deco buildings to the ones of Pancho Guedes; from chairs and planes made out of guns and bullets by Gonçalo Mabunda and murals by Malangatana to the artisans in FEIMA.
The tour takes approximately 3h during which we visit the following places:
1- Natural history Museum – (just for the Mural by Malangatana + Reinata Sadimba) – starting point
2- Nucleo De arte
4- Vila Algarve
5- Greek Church
6- Wedding palace
8- Building – the dragon (Pancho Guedes)
9- Twin buildings (Pancho Guedes)
10- Polana Hotel
11- Prometeus building (Pancho Guedes)
12- Lemon squeezer (Church)
13- FEIMA – open market for arts and crafts
• Morning and afternoon half-day tours available;
• We are also happy to design a tailored art and architecture tour to cover all your needs;
• Optional extension may include lunch and transport for the last part of the tour;
• English and Portuguese – speaking guides.