Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Maputo

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Observe a monument to the Portuguese religious and colonial influence, culture, and architecture at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Constructed in 1944 by Marcial Simões de Freitas e Costa, the church was built in the Art Deco style with concrete and cement, inspired by European cathedrals. See the hallmark of the city at this Roman Catholic church, with its paintings representing the Portuguese settlers, and appreciate the interior with stained glass and a detailed altar. In the vicinity of the temple you can find many restaurants serving Portuguese cuisine. Use our Maputo trip itinerary planning app to visit Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception on your trip to Maputo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Completed in 1944 this cathedral is a good example of the modernist style that became quite popular in the 1920s and 30s in Europe. The Portugese architect, de Freitas was a civil engineer and... 
    Completed in 1944 this cathedral is a good example of the modernist style that became quite popular in the 1920s and 30s in Europe. The Portugese architect, de Freitas was a civil engineer and...  more »
  • A beautiful white church in the center of town. It's located right next to one of the hotels. When I visited around 12:00 on a Sunday, the church was closed I will try again on a week day. 
    A beautiful white church in the center of town. It's located right next to one of the hotels. When I visited around 12:00 on a Sunday, the church was closed I will try again on a week day.  more »

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