Palace of the Governor, Mozambique Island
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Stone Town
Mozambique Island
Nampula - Mozambique
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The Palace of the Governor, Palacio de Sao Paolo in Portuguese, is a must see as much for its eclectic collection of colonial memorabilia as for the history of the edifice. Erected as a Jesuit convent in 1674, this large red structure became the Governor's Palace shortly after the Portuguese expelled the Jesuits from their colonies in 1759. Today, the building is home to a museum displaying colonial furniture and works of art. The maritime exhibit, located on the ground floor, and Chapel, noted for its 17th century Goan pulpit and alter, are of particular interest.
Getting There
The Palace of Sao Paolo, on Stone Town's main square, is located in the colonial heart of Mozambique Island.
Hours & Times
The museum is open daily from 8:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00.
Things to Keep in Mind
Entrance is free of charge but guides will expect a tip.
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