Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), Maputo

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Designed by Gustave Eiffel, Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) perplexes its visitors with its impractical building material highly unsuitable for a hot tropical climate. Built of Eiffel’s signature material--cast iron and iron sheets--the house was constructed in Belgium and shipped to Mozambique where it was assembled with bolts on concrete foundations. Originally intended for the governor’s residence but never occupied, the house now provides a home for an amateur writers association. The nearby botanical garden is also worth visiting. Before you head to Maputo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Maputo visit planner , to make sure you see all that Maputo has to offer, including Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).
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  • It is a place that is also not worth going to expressly, it is not that it is a nice building to see and has nothing inside. Nearby we stroll through the tunduru botanical garden, which has large, noisy bats, curious to see.
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  • A pure folly to design an iron house in an African country. Even if your name is Eiffel. It doesn't take an archistar to understand that iron under the African sun makes a house uninhabitable and if anything useful for cooking eggs in the pan on its roof. But it's curious to visit.
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  • Casa de ferro it's nice place where you can found a history of this bullding all so it's a wanderfull infrastraction.
  • Located next to Tunduru Gardens, the Casa Do Ferro The Iron House in Maputo was designed in 1892 by Gustave Eiffel, of the Eiffel Tower fame. Never having visited Mozambique himself, he didn’t realise that the house, made entirely of steel, would be far too impractical for the country’s hot climate. Originally intended as the Governor’s house for which it was never used, it is now a Museum office…and I can confirm that it is unbearably hot inside.
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