Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), Maputo

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Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
Designed by Gustave Eiffel, Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) perplexes its visitors with its impractical building material highly unsuitable for a hot tropical climate. Built of Eiffel’s signature material--cast iron and iron sheets--the house was constructed in Belgium and shipped to Mozambique where it was assembled with bolts on concrete foundations. Originally intended for the governor’s residence but never occupied, the house now provides a home for an amateur writers association. The nearby botanical garden is also worth visiting. Before you head to Maputo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Maputo visit planner, to make sure you see all that Maputo has to offer, including Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).
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  • Just do me a favour and done go here on a HOT day. Very close to more great sights situated in the heart of Maputo.  more »
  • Worth a visit but don’t use the trip advisor location - its misleading! Its right outside the entrance to the botanical gardens. Entrance is MTC 100 for foreigners. You get an interesting guided...  more »
  • The Iron house, a unique historical building indeed. We got inside and because of the modern technology (AC), the place is cool, it makes you wonder how it was back then. There is not much that you can do other than looking around the few rooms with local art gallery, the stuff also explain a little history about the place. You can also buy local souvenirs from the people selling outside the house.
  • It's a beautifull place to visit,nice to see the building and why not take some pictures?the landscape around is great and there are many other beautiful places aroud to visit and enjoy Maputo city

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