Inhambane, Mozambique

January 09, 2018


Jan 2018. We spent a lazy morning wandering the wide, empty avenues of Inhambane (pronounced "In Yam Ban") on a bright, breezy summer's day.

One of the oldest, and prettiest, settlements trading towns on Mozambique's east coast, Inhambane is a visual, architectural feast. Art Deco architecture dominates, with tree lined streets, very few cars and a bustling local market beating at its heart. 

The Portuguese established Inhambane as a permanent trading post in the 15th Century, and their influence is evident everywhere in this small town. 

The mid 1800's saw a number of architecturally significant buildings including the Cathedral of Our Lady of Conception as well as the old mosque being built, many of which still stand today in the old quarter.