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"Seen from the sea, or a bird's eye view... the island is a unique woman, lying sensuously in a state of abandon, in a sea of colours, sun-worshipping on the beach, with a plaything at her feet..." continue
Luis de Camoes, 16th century.

ILHA DE MOÇAMBIQUE (Island of Mozambique) is small, beautiful, coral island located in the north of Mozambique on the Indian Ocean. Until 1898 the island's fortified town served as the capital of Portuguese East Africa...more About

The island and its natural harbour were used by Arab merchants as a maritime trading centre from the 10th to the late 15th century. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who landed on the island in 1498, claimed it for Portugal...more History

The exceptional mixture of the architecture on the island shows diverse Arab, Indian, and Portuguese influences. The island's attractions include the Chappel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, build in 1522 and is considered as the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere. The Island of Mozambique was designated a World Heritage site in 1991.
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This is the online tribute to this exceptional world monument and interesting travel destination...more Travel Information

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Shipwrecks Discovered Around Ilha


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, a Portuguese Underwater Archaeology Company, has was signed a Concession Agreement in November 1999 for the area around the Ilha. So far over 14 historical shipwrecks have been confirmed by historical research. more...

 

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