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Maputo Notable Building
Look out for the improbable 1892 "Iron House," one of Maputo's two edifices designed by Gustave Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame—the other is the Maputo train station—and donated by the French to Mozambique. Originally designed as the residence of the General Governor of Mozambique, the house only became habitable with the advent of air-conditioning. An iron house might have looked good on paper, but was not very practical in the extreme heat of a Mozambique summer.