Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), Maputo

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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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  • Loooks gret, i love it. Really cool everything: THE IRON LOOKS REALY ironie. People are very cool and nice. You cand efenetly srtay there for like a hole day. 
    Loooks gret, i love it. Really cool everything: THE IRON LOOKS REALY ironie. People are very cool and nice. You cand efenetly srtay there for like a hole day.  more »
  • A house made of iron prefabricated in Belgium parachuted in the capital of a Portugese colony in the tropics! It was meant to serve as a residence of the Portugese governor, but ever since 1892 the... 
    A house made of iron prefabricated in Belgium parachuted in the capital of a Portugese colony in the tropics! It was meant to serve as a residence of the Portugese governor, but ever since 1892 the...  more »
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  • Good monument. But nothing much to see despite the exterior of the house itself. Recommend it for tourists as it has a good cultural vibe.
  • Beautiful and clean. Especially when you get a person that explains the history of the place.

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