WPCS 2.1.3
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Ilha de Moçambique

"A UNESCO World Heritage site"

A UNESCO World Heritage site and worth a visit 

The Island of Mozambique (Portuguese: Ilha de Moçambique) sits off Mozambique’s north coast and is part of Nampula Province. It’s connected to the mainland by a bridge. For almost four centuries it was the capital and trading centre of Portuguese East Africa, a rich bazaar of European, Arab and Indian cultures dominated by the 16th-century most formidable sandstone fort and coral-rock ‘stone town’. With its rich history and sandy beaches, the Island of Mozambique is a UNESCO World Heritage site and worth a visit.

When to Go

Best = Best Good = Good Mixed = Mixed

Why we like it

  • Great historical sites: Fort of São Sebastião, the oldest standing fort in sub-Saharan Africa
  • “It feels like going back in time”
  • Great cultural and historical experience

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