Maputo, Mozambique: One City, Five Very Different Ways
Where to stay
Southern Sun Maputo
Perfectly located with views of the ocean front, this award winning Tsogo Sun hotel blends bold and modern features with cozy details, giving it a boutique feel. Not enough can be said about the amazing service ? if you are looking for a hotel with a variety of quality breakfast offerings, this is the place to be.
While it may be too early in the day to enjoy a glass of wine over Portuguese tapas at this hot spot, Caf? Royale boasts of one of the best coffee selections in town. Don?t forget to grab a macaroon or two for a quick stroll to Parque dos Continuadores, the local arts and crafts market. Image: JFMSB.?
Maputo Fish Market
It doesn?t get more authentic in Maputo than the fish market. Simple and real, once you make it through the hustle and bustle of the afternoon market rush, be prepared for a tasty, grilled seafood fiesta at an affordable price.
National Museum of Art
No art lover?s trip to Maputo is ever complete without a visit to the National Art Museum. A cultural center in the city, the museum has an excellent collection of paintings and sculptures by Mozambique?s finest contemporary artists, including Mucavele and Alberto Chissano. Admission is free on Sundays. Image: Roy van der Knapp.
Head to this refined restaurant for some of the best tapas in town. It attracts a diverse crowd from the young , hip crowd to tourists seeking a good time.? While there, be sure to try the Shrimp with Bilba?na with a glass of an all time favorite, the Pata Negra.
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