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Maputo Central Train Station

Praca dos Trabalhadores, Maputo, Mozambique
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Maputo
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Cape Town
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is def worth a visit as the building is not in a style you will see in many parts of Mozambique (if any).. also that green is pretty unique. Unless you are catching a train your stop here should not be more than 15 - 30 minutes.. take some pictures, catch your breath with a refreshment and be on... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A visit to the Maputo train station is well worth the 20-30 minutes that it will take to have a good look around. It is amazingly clean for an operating train station. The architecture is very interesting. The hawkers can be a bit of a harassment but no worse than many places in the world.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

So glad we made time to visit this place. The colors, architecture and setting brought us back in time. they just don't make buildings like this anymore. You will be happy you made the stop.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Walked from MSC Opera which was just a few minutes away from the port. Interesting to see this historic landmark which is now over 100 years old. However this great steel structure is disappointing as it has not maintained. However it was pleasing to see that one gentleman was busy restoring one of the door frames. Not much happening but... More

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Interesting historic place, dirty and in dire need of some maintenance (like the rest of Maputo). Two old locomotives to admire and the ticketing system is from 2 centuries ago.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I visited on a very hot afternoon. The exterior of the building exudes a colonial charm, but there isn't very much to see inside. There are a couple of steam engines on display in the courtyard. There was a decrepit train parked on one of the platforms that appeared to be out of use. There is a bar that puts... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Took a tour around Maputo. One of the stops was at the railway station. We couldn't even get off the bus with all the vendors fighting with each other to make a sale. Couldn't walk around the outside of the building without getting harassed - so much so that my 10 yr old daughter got completely petrified.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

If you make a walk through the city, this is worth going inside and have a look. It is quiet, just some Security folks inside. There are two colonial steam engines on display.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Old building full of history. Some Effiel works can be seen at this station. Also there is a bar with lots of entertainment on weekends. A must.

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Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is a big old train station that still works. Very ncie design but rundown and not too exciting. I dont think this is in Top Ten of things to do in Maputo. Why come all the way to Mozambique just to see a train station that has hundreds just like it aruodn teh world? Look for better things in... More

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