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Fort Sao Sebastian

Mozambique Island, Mozambique
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Type: Historic Sites
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Antwerp, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Incredible how big the fortress is and the system of water channels on the roof to recollect and store water during raining season... Think back in time... Amazing!

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Valladolid, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a fantastic place, full of history and magic, but it is very poorly maintained, notwithstanding the fact that a lot of money was supposed to have been invested after the town was declared as part of UNESCO's World Heritage.

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Nampula, Mozambique
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Its a massive fort so you need a bit of time and best not to go in the middle of the day when its really hot. Guides will show you around if you arrange it beforehand. Go to the church insde fort too - the oldest european building in southern hemi apparently The beach at the fort is the best... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Love the island... unique ambience... can wonder around aimlessly for days on end basking in the culture, history and atmosphere... Only warning is that we had our camera stolen at night on the street through a snatch n run... everyone was surprised, but it seems that people have started coming from other parts of Mozambique to target tourists who are... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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165 reviews 165 reviews
30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We visited Mozambique Island while staying at nearby Coral Lodge (a 20 minute boat ride away). The Fort was great to see as was the entire island. The ancient streets are alive with history. We felt like we were one of the few Americans to have ever been here. Make sure you take a guided tour so that you learn... More

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Blantyre, Malawi
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I have been twice and had the place to myself both times. It is just nice walking around admiring the size of the fort walls and the nice sea views. Also interesting to go down the steps to the underground water storage area in the centre of the fort and to see the small chapel just outside the walls. The... More

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