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“Beautiful people live here” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vila Algarve

Vila Algarve
Ranked #32 of 42 things to do in Maputo
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Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful people live here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Definitely not a tourist attraction - but if you want to help the poor and needy come by on a Tuesday or Wednesday night at dusk. A ministry meets there and gives words of encouragement and food.

The place is strewn with rubbish and as I said there are homeless people living in what I would describe as the ruins. It is not a Western Tourist Attraction, but it represents some of the heart and soul of Maputo.

Visited September 2013
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Toulouse, France
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82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Do not go there!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

I do not understand why his house is in every guide. I ve been there with a friend and in the middle of the afternoon we have been robbed from money and credit card by the drug dealers who live there. Avid this place at any time of the day.

Visited July 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Historical iconic building in painful degradation”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

In my reviews dont have beautiful things about Maputo! but also bad things...
This building was used for very bad things on the past from the portuguese colonialists.
But doesnt means that has be abondoned like that...
When you pass from there you can take some pictures on the beautiful tiles in the wall of the building, but be careful to go inside, because have a lot of thiefs and poor people living there.

Visited April 2013
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Thank seifnn
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Maputo, Mozambique
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112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Amazing Tiles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Very sad this building is in such bad conditions. Anyway you still can take pictures of the portuguese style handpainted tiles.

Visited January 2012
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Thank JPratas
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Arlington, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

It's a beautiful building with a sad history. It's worth a visit for the architecture but I hope it becomes a museum for the people who suffered there.

Visited October 2012
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Thank araxie
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