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3 reviews of Maputo Railway Station

See SerViajera's photos
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Maputo train station: magic, romance and melancholy

Maputo surprises visitors at every turn with its architectural mix. Surrounded by colossal rationalist buildings in the center of Baixa, is the train station, considered one of the finest in the world. The station was designed by Eiffel in the year 1910. The elegant main building is accessed by 2 platforms covered by a wrought iron ceiling full of precious ornaments and supported by columns and beams that are decorated. Here and there there are details of another time: clocks, huge ceiling fans, lovely Portuguese tiles, carved wooden doors, iron benches, large bells ... As if this were not enough, people are sleeping on the tracks steam locomotives. The trains, with names such as 'Botswana Railways', suggest travel through remote and colonial Africa. Filled with magic, romance and melancholy... Fortunately, nowadays some of their old offices were recycled. You can find a Center of Art and Culture, in another the Kampfumo Bistro, a bar-restaurant.
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A train station animates

This station built in a beautiful colonial building in the early 20th century in terms of Gustave Eiffel is still active. It was a redevelopment of the docks that now host fairs and local artists. It is also a popular place to come and listen to live jazz on certain evenings of the month. They take place in the bar / restaurant in the station. It's nice to get there during rush hour to come and watch the movement of people to and fro.

Une gare animée

Cette gare construite dans un beau bâtiment colonial au début du 20ème siècle sur les plans de Gustave Eiffel est encore en activité. Elle a connu un réaménagement de ces quais qui accueillent aujourd'hui des expo et des artistes locaux. C'est aussi un lieu réputé pour venir écouter des concerts de jazz certains soirs du mois. Ils se déroulent dans le bar/resto de la gare. C'est sympa de s'y rendre aux heures de pointe pour venir regarder le mouvement de va et vient des gens.
Valerie et Sylvain
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