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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beira,_Mozambique - English
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beira_%28Mo%C3%A7ambique%29 - Português


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This city is a depressing cesspool! Quite a contrast to the quaint and lively Maputo, which is a boomtown. Beira on the other hand will likely remain rundown as it is linked to Zimbabwe, which has collapsed economically under Mugabe and there are no real tourists coming to it like there is to Maputo, which is 120 km from the SA border. I'm afraid we'll have to wait for the political situation to change in Zimbabwe before the Beira corridor can be revived.

Also Beira is the only city in Mozambique not governed by the ruling Frelimo party, but is run by Renamo, the former rebel movement that waged a 16-year war against the Frelimo government that used to be Marxist.

In Beira there is only one decent hotel, the Tivoli (3-stars) and the rundown Embaixador (one-star), while the other four are closed and in ruins.

The infamous Hotel Grande that closed down when the independence war began in 1964, which was once the luxury hotel with casino, but now has the goats and squatters on the front porch to greet you. There are lots of pics of it.

The Dom Carlos and Estoril, located in a once posh seaside district of the city, are derelict despite failed attempts to reopen them, the latest by Echo Delta, owned by a corrupt and disreputable British businessman, which bought the properties for an undisclosed sum but nothing has happened to them.

The Hotel Mozambique was once the tallest hotel in Mozambique at 14 Floors but was closed down and it became a derelict slum for the poor residents of the city.

Interesting you should do a thread on this war-ravaged city. I think if you want to look at the cities of Mozambique to the north of Maputo, better look at Xai Xai, Vilankulo (formerly Vilanculos), Inhambane and Pemba. These cities are charming and are appealing. Even Quelimane is much better than Beira although it is a dump too, while Nampula is a rundown nothing place.
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This place looks like it desperately needs some help.
Here is a live video IN COLOUR of Beira more than 30 years back. What a quaint place it once was! The port looks surprisngly large to me
Btw, someone is singing a song about the beauty of Beira when you watch the video.


http://video.google.de/videoplay?docid=8322951883271441601
not hating but that place is damn ugly and scary too
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Hotel Moçambique



Hotel Tivoli



Hotel Miramar



Hotel Embaixador



Estaçoes Ferroviaria

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The Derelict Hotels in Beira

Hotel Estoril



Hotel Dom Carlos





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Beira Classics - Beira 1968




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Do you think that you can find a few more classics (inner city)?

The train station seems to be out of service! Look at their shedules, nothing is written there any more.

The city is in a very dismal state considering that peace in Mocambique started in 1992, ten years before Angola!
Sad to see all those abandoned hotels. Other areas in Moz such as Pemba, Vilanculos and even Maputo are becoming popular tourist destinations. My dad has got old videos from around 1950 when he went there on holiday as a kid and the place looks beautiful. Unfortunately it's now just too run down to have tourist appeal. Hopefully something will be done as it looks like some of the basic infrastructure is still in place.
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^^ It's a shame to have those beautiful buildings in that condition :eek:hno:
Sad to see all those abandoned hotels. Other areas in Moz such as Pemba, Vilanculos and even Maputo are becoming popular tourist destinations. My dad has got old videos from around 1950 when he went there on holiday as a kid and the place looks beautiful. Unfortunately it's now just too run down to have tourist appeal. Hopefully something will be done as it looks like some of the basic infrastructure is still in place.
I agree.
I hope Beira getting better soon.
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unbelievable, 15 years after peace agreement was signed and the city still looks like 1992? Ohhhh Africa.:eek:hno:
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