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Independence Square

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Praca da Independencia - Avenida Samora Machel | Infront of Maputo City Hall, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing here to detain the traveller, other than the vendors who descend on you, attempting to make a small living. It is a square with buildings and a statue, but really nothing of great note.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ursosarctos
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Take a couple of photos and move on. Impressive statue but not a special reason to make a separate trip, You will most likely find yourself at the square if you just walk around Maputo,

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BenjyEllis
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The square is something to visit if you are in Maputo. It is in the center of a huge round about of roads and to stand next to it you feel so small.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank matthemj
Reviewed December 7, 2018

This Sq. was our First experience of Maputo since it was just few steps away from our Hotel(Maputo Hotel), so we visited there in the evening. it was a street concert there since we arrived on Maputo day(Nov 10). the Sq. offers you few nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed October 26, 2018

It might perhaps not be worth a special trip to see independence square. It is good for a quick drive-by as part of an overall tour of the city. A quick photo opportunity and then drive on. Area can be a bit grubby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Albert G
Reviewed September 27, 2018

This Square is where you could see the statue of Samora Machel, the first President of Mozambique, which is in front of the City Hall of Maputo

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

"Independence Square" ("Praça da Independência", in Portuguese) represents the historical heart of Mozambique and a memorial to its National hero and first President, Mr. Samora Machel. Honoring his memory, his standing statue was placed at the center of "Independence Square" in 2011. It is surrounded...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I love the towering statue of Samora Machel, the man who gave so much for his country. The place is clean and well maintained.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SwaziQueen
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We passed by this square while walking to the iron house. It is very close to other attractions and nice to consider while going to the part “old city”. I wouldnt advise to go specially for there but its nice to include it in you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank TravElkouteini
Reviewed May 13, 2018

The Old City landmarks are quite close to eachother, so why not to stop by while walking around. It's pleasantly quite on Sundays.

Date of experience: May 2018
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