Nampula, Mozambique

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Nampula is the capital city of the province of the same name in Mozambique and is known as the Northern Capital.
The great potential of tourism is found throughout the coast, that is, the Nampulian coast, from where the name of this country was born, Mozambique, and where the first Arab, Persian, Indian and Portuguese traders, on the island of Mozambique, It is now, besides Mozambique's cultural and historical heritage, a point of great tourist interest.
The secular and historical crossing of several peoples that followed it makes the island's historical and cultural importance extend beyond its national borders.
The oldest part is made up of coral and lime stone buildings that need to be rehabilitated. The island has several historical and cultural points of interest for tourists such as the Museum of Sacred Art, Manueline Chapel (only one in Mozambique), São Paulo Palace, Hindu Temple, Luis de Camões Monument, São Sebastião Fortress. , among so many other monuments.
Boating, diving, historical visits, tourists have here an opportunity to add value to the history of their own life.
Efforts are being made for an in-site eco-tourism reuse of submerged heritage for the development of diving tourism.
Clear water beaches and white sands very close to the island of Mozambique, but on the mainland side.
These beaches are much sought after by the inhabitants of Nampula during their holidays.
Here you can make an unforgettable ecological excursion where you can swim with dolphins or enjoy the wonders of coral and fish or admire the sunken ships with centuries of existence.
On calm and starry nights you can watch the spawning of giant tortoises on the beach.
In Nampula, cultural tourism can be developed by appreciating the traditions and art of the Macua people.
The Macua people are famous for the production of valuable handcrafted items such as blackwood and pottery sculptures, the production of straw items such as sieves, baskets, mats and so on.
On the island of Mozambique there is a curious religious concentration that lives in perfect harmony.
One of the cultural aspects that identifies the island is the practice of Mussiro, an ointment extracted from a root that the women of the island apply to the face and body and that makes the skin soft and smooth. This explains the faces painted in white, one of the most famous and characteristic images of that region.
In singing and dancing the island also has its own identity. Traditional dance is the tuff practiced by women and it requires a lot of gymnastics, dexterity and manner.
The cuisine of Nampula and Ilha de Moçambique in particular has very rich and varied recipes. It is influenced by Eastern cuisine, from North Africa and even from Europe, which makes it create delicious flavors that only in Nampula can be enjoyed.
In this province there is a humid tropical climate with average annual temperatures between 24ºC and 26ºC.
It is hit by humid and periodic monsoon winds, sometimes violent.
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Maputo, Mozambique
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