"MAGNIFICENT TRAIN STATION" Top 5 Page for this destination Maputo Things to Do Tip by DAO

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The grand Train Station is dominated by a large dome designed by Gustave Eiffel (Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty). Eiffel lived in Portugal in the 1870?s and designed several buildings for the Portuguese Colony of Mozambique. Just to add to the sense of history and grandeur, several old steam trains still sit on the tracks. There are daily trains between Johannesburg and Maputo, taking about 15 hours. There is a nicely appointed bar inside if you are waiting for the train or just want to enjoy the railway experience.

You may hear about the missing ?Kruger Millions? supposedly gold brought into this train station when Paul Kruger fled the British army during the Boer War. Sounds great and Paul Kruger did come here before leaving for Europe. Unfortunately it was 5 years before the station was built.

Address: Praça dos trabalhadores
Directions: West of the Port
Website: http://www.cfmnet.co.mz/

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  • Updated Sep 25, 2006
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