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Town Medium Ilha de Mozambique

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Located in Mozambique :: Mozambique  :: Ilha da Mosambique
Category: Places :: Town Medium


Ilha de Mozambique is an island 3,5km off the mainland, accessed by a single lane bridge, with pull over points to make way for oncoming traffic.

It is a world heritage site and was the country's original island capital, with a number of trading houses from Persia. It was a hub for mineral, spice and slave trade with the interior. The island offers the substantial remnants of Portuguese colonial architecture which has mostly been allowed to degrade completely.

On the other it’s a crowded, vibrant noisy place, with squalid shacks clustered together below the raised roadways and many boisterous youngsters out on the streets. Fishing must be an important part of the economy as many small fishing boats lie at anchor, drying out on the slopes of the sandy bays when the tide drops.

Address :  Ilha da Mosambique, Mozambique
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Mcel

Destination Information
Tourist Information Office Petrol Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Lodging Camping Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Car Rental
Facilities :  Tour Services

Game Viewing Game Drives Fishing Swimming Boat Trips
Picnics, Diving, Snorkelling, Surfing, Sea_Kayaking, Sailing, Whale or Dolphin Watching

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