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Casa do Ferro (The Iron House)

Praca de Independencia, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting historic metal construction : looks like a tin house ! The little Tin House of Maputo (Hhhh) !

Thank kingofpeppange
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

this house was built by Eifel (the same guy of the tower in Paris). It is entirely made of steel... interesting story. Worth a stop when in Maputo, but not for a long stay. Only looking at it during a hot day makes you sweat.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Visiting the Iron House offers another fascinating part of history. Gustov Eiffel (yes, of the Eiffel Tower) designed this structure. Though it was built in 1895, it was not brought to Maputo until 1972. Who would have thought to put an iron building in such...More

Thank Elise G
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I was fascinated with this house, the history, and the art inside. They have a guide inside who speaks impeccable English and provided great narrative.

Thank 2016msm
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We were here in early December, and it was on our tour. To say it was hot inside is a great underestimate. It’s gray like a government building. And there seems to be disagreement as to Gustave Eifle actually being the designer. One of the...More

Thank Kathy F
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Stop in if it’s on the way, but do t make it a destination. Some nice art inside, otherwise really nothing.

Thank N R
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

this is a tourist attraction, however there isn't much to write about...the house is made of iron, it is a little scary to walk inside, as everything squeaks.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I have not been there. I however know this house has nothing to do with Eiffel. It has been constructed by a Belgian company "Forges d'Aiseau", with a system patented from Mister Joseph Danly, the owner of the a.m. company. Several other buildings made from...More

Thank Marc S
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

You might ask what was the builder of the Eiffel Tower doing building an iron house in Maputo. Who knows, who cares. Built in 1892 it is constructed entirely of metal an impractical building material in Maputo's climate. It's so hot no one can live...More

Thank GordonW318
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is a very unusual home - it's all metal, with some wood wall interiors. I can't say I've ever seen anything like it, but the East German's would have loved it during the old USSR days. It's on a corner lot in downtown Maputo....More

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