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Maputo Central Train Station

Praca dos Trabalhadores, Maputo, Mozambique
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Maputo
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Maputo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful train station which makes you feel like you stepped back in time. The museum is unfortunately still not open, like it says in the Lonely Planet. Small art gallery is worth a short visit. I heard there is a lovely restaurant at one of the platforms with live music in the evenings, but I haven't been there myself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Definitely worth a visit; the area surrounding seemed a bit sketchy (Maputo's Red Light District is pretty close), but it was cool to see. There are lots of cool Art Deco buildings nearby too, if you're into that.

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Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The train station is a must. Pity the railway museum is not open yet and that the café is closed. There are trains coming and going - but not very many. Better check the timetable if you want to see the action.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Trains still run to Zimbabwe despite the station feeling like a charming museum with old steam train on display on the platform. Beautiful old colonial building designed by Eiffel.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Visit the old Train Station in central Maputo for a step back in time. Walk the platforms and see the wooden benches and ticket stalls. In front of the station there is a lot of activity on the street. An easy stroll from downtown Maputo

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Piraeus, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

...a truly unique building with its mint green color. Too bad it is not fully restored and 100% in use but efforts are been done continuously. A visit to the art expo featuring different artists ever month is worth a visit too. The day I visited I haven't been harassed by anyone and the place looked deserted (in comparison to... More

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Cape Town
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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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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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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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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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