Mozambique's capital, Maputo, is known for its well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture. With its beautiful art deco architecture and its amazing setting on a hill overlooking the glittering Maputo Bay, the city of Maputo was once the Riviera of Southern Africa. Previously called Lourenco Marques, Maputo is Mozambique’s largest city and home to the country's most prominent harbour. It is well-equipped with a wide selection of hotels, supermarkets, restaurants, a vibrant cultural scene and open-air sidewalk cafes lining the streets. Visitors can stroll down the jacaranda-lined streets of the Baixa neighbourhood in the Old Town, explore the Praca da Independencia square, discover the neoclassical City Hall and view the unique bronze-domed Maputo Railway Station. Other popular activities include: visiting the beautiful beaches of Catembe and Ponta d'Oura, and snorkelling and scuba diving in the warm Mozambican waters.