| The civil war in the 1970s and 1980s changed all that. When peace finally
came, the once beautiful Mozambican city was in terrible disrepair.
Thousands of immigrants crowded the buildings, litter and filth lay
everywhere and major services including water and electricity were non
Signs of the struggle still show by the bullet holes and marks on the walls of many buildings of the city. These damaged buildings include not only private homes but also some markets, museums, palaces and even synagogues. The brighter side is that the city is being rebuilt, with the hope that it can again capture it's attraction and success as a very popular tourist destination.
Today the city is slowly recreating some of its former glory. The tourists are once more visiting the five-star Polana Hotel, with its view over the harbour.
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Caution should be exercised when visiting these areas, ask at your hotel or at a tourist information centre.