Fodor's Expert Review Maputo Se (Cathedral)
Dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception), the gleaming white Art Deco Roman Catholic cathedral in Independence Square has a slender spire more than 200 feet high. The first stone was laid in 1936, and it was consecrated in 1944. It looks like a glistening, very elegant wedding cake and it's well worth a visit. Look out for some interesting art works inside by local artists António Lino, Francisco Franco, Simões de Almeida, Leopoldo de Almeida, and António Maia Ribeiro.