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Maputo Garden

Designed in 1885 by Thomas Honney, who also designed gardens for the King of Greece and the Sultan of Turkey, these gardens, although somewhat neglected, are well laid out with some interesting plants and large shady trees. Visit with care—don’t venture in alone and avoid the lower area, frequented by homeless people. Outside the gates there’s an imposing statue of the first President of Mozambique, the charismatic Samora Machel, who died in a mysterious plane crash (his widow, Graça, married Nelson Mandela some years later).


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Rua Henrique de Sousa
Maputo, Maputo City  Mozambique

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