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A church that's absolutely, positively like nothing you've seen

Trying to describe the Santo António da Polana can be en exercise in kitchenware, since it really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maputo, Mozambique
A modern church at Maputo's affluent Polana quarter!

At Maputo's affluent Polana quarter, you will find this modern church - "Igreja de Santo António da... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trying to describe the Santo António da Polana can be en exercise in kitchenware, since it really looks like an elongated orange press on the outside. By itself, its exterior is enough to leave you amazed. But once you step inside and plunge into the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Maputo's affluent Polana quarter, you will find this modern church - "Igreja de Santo António da Polana". It was designed by famous Portuguese architect Nuno Craveiro Lopes and inaugurated in 1962. Its shape resembles an "inverted flower" or, as it is most popularly known,...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Sunday mass in Portuguese and Shangaan at 7:30, 11:00 am and 18:00 pm. Joyous and animated choir and inspired sermons. This is mainly a place of worship with nice stained glass windows that inspire prayer. Not a tourist attraction!

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

We walked thru Polana to find it, unfortunately it was under repair and we could not go inside ,but the outside is impressive I just love this Church. A must visit in Maputo

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Reviewed July 30, 2018

a normal church but has a portuguese influence, must go there and pray it remembers church in brazil for example

Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Surprising architecture - so much different from the usual churches we all know and are used to ! Absolutely worth a look , but don't plan too much time for this attraction : even though highly interesting you have seen it within a couple of...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

the Church of San Antonio in Maputo is very characteristic, it is also nicknamed the lemon squeezer for its shape. the roof is currently ongoing renovations, so we could not enter. Nothing really special, nothing much to do except for admiring the shape which is...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Although this church has significance to the people, honestly it is not very attractive. I will do more research on its history but there are many gorgeous buildings and churches in Maputo - I don't think this is one of them.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Much needed work is being carried out to keep this beautiful monument. The roof is being reinforced as well as the tower. Thumbs up!

Reviewed December 27, 2017

This church is unique, beautiful and peaceful. It is a special desugn with several chapels simlessly belending into the main church. When you are in it you easly feel you can communicate. Great opprotunity for in door photography Entrance is through the Rector's house next...More

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August 26, 2018|
Response from AnaGrethel | Reviewed this property |
Milly the church is under renovations but I understand that they have mass in Portuguese Sundays at 7:30, 11:00 am and 600 pm