The Fortaleza is about 4 centuries old and was the first line fo defense for maputo city (old Lourenço Marques). It can be visited during the day, and some old portuguese monuments were kept there as well as some fortress artifatcs. From time to time there events organized there, like artisanat shows or corporate parties.
It houses the remains of the great warrior Ngungunhane,last King of Gaza, who challenged Portuguese empire and it is a good place for travellers who are interested in history. Have good collection of old artillery pieces and shells. It is worth visiting if you are in Maputo.
There is an entrance fee, and if you do not have the exact amount do not count that you will get change back. It is rather small fort and if one does not read Portugese, it does not take too long time to visit. But it is nice to see this part of the country's history.
The fortress provides for a view of what it must have been like when the Portuguese first settled here. Old canons protrude the wall in defence of the fortress. Add this as a stop on your city sightseeing tour. Spend about 20 minutes here. Nice views of the sea from the top of the wall.
Walls and rooms are well maintained so it's fun to be inside the fort and climb up to the parapets, and see the cannons. Much more could be made of the side rooms in the way of historical exhibits. On entrance we were asked for donation for a ticket. We gave 100 MTN for the five of us and they... 更多
Like I have said before, there is not much to see in Maputo, this is an old fortress from the Portuguese colonial days, it´s an historic place and it´s an hour well spent if you are sighseeing.
Not a big fortress but it's worth the visit as you'll find some information on the history of Lourenço Marques (Maputo). Interesting colonial artifacts and statues. Nice view over the city.
It was hot the day we visited the fort but worth the stop. It's a small place but with an interesting history and artifacts. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. A beautiful ceramic mural inside.