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The capital city of the beautiful Mozambique, Maputo can be considered a melting pot of various cultures with an inclination to the South African influence. Aside from the rich cultural heritage, Maputo also has numerous attractions that hold significance in the history of the town. Many great landmarks can also be found in the city. With the rich history and intertwining cultures, the town is truly one place to explore. The city can best be toured through cheap car hire at Maputo.
One of the most distinct historical landmarks in Maputo is the Portuguese fortress built around the city during the 1780s. Another landmark is the Mousinho de Albuquerque Square is another prominent site located at the heart of the town. Both these landmarks hold specific significance in the town's being.
Visitors could also take a car hire at Maputo to the olden Train Station, a 1910 architectural jewel built by the world famous Gustave Eiffel. The construction is a beautiful work of art, showcasing the architect's genius. The masterpiece can be found on the Praca dos Trabalhadores.
A car rental at Maputo also gives access to the different museums around town, including the National Art Museum which houses wide collections of Mozambican art, and the Museum of Revolution which hosts the chronicles of Mozambique's independence. The museum though, was closed down in 2008 but the building is still worth a visit.
Many great beaches can also be found around town such as the Ponta d'Ouro and the Catembe beaches. Different beach activities are offered in these sites and long beach strolls are interesting as different sights can be seen. Ponta Malongane and Ponta D'Ouro have great diving spots and on the beaches are campsites and chalets where visitors could lodge.