Ingombota - Bay

The urban district of Ingombota is seen as one of the most developed districts in Luanda, which has high-quality buildings.


The urban district of Ingombota is located in the province of Luanda. This is composed of the communes of Ingombota (headquarters), Maculusso, Patrice Lumumba, Ilha and Quinanga. This is seen as one of the most developed districts in Luanda, which has high-quality buildings, such as colonial and modern buildings.

The district of Ingombota is located in the center of Luanda, from a geographical point of view, it is limited to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by the urban district of Sambizanga, to the east by the urban district of Rangel and to the south by the urban district of Maianga.

History tells that the district began to be urbanized in 1661, at the same time that, in the Upper part of the new city, the construction of the Igreja do Carmo took place. In the past, the urban district of Ingombota was considered, for some, as the "place of the outlawed enslaved." Interestingly, over the years, several constructions have sprung up in the district, leading to it being considered as the “place of money merchants”.

Despite the ideology that each one has of the district, what is certain is that, according to the 2009 inventory, the district of Ingombota houses more than 80 monuments, which were designed from the 16th to the 20th century. These are architectural works notable for their historical, artistic, scientific and social interest, which make the Upper and Lower parts of the city mandatory areas for urban tourism.

Buildings and Iconic Points

In addition to all the emblematic buildings and the wide variety of institutions, such as restaurants, hotels and offices, the urban district of Ingombota also has the Luanda Bay, which adds value to the district from the point of view of leisure. In addition to being a geographical area of the bay type, located opposite the city of Luanda, the Bay of Luanda makes Ingombota one of the most notable areas of the capital, largely because of the beautiful view it offers. Highlighting those of military architecture (fortresses), those of a religious nature, churches with centuries of history, administrative buildings, houses of manors, etc. 

What to do 

Ingombota and Luanda Bay are literally close to everything, with a large concentration of hotels, residential buildings, leisure facilities and much more. In the vicinity of the bay, there are a variety of monuments of great historical value, among which the Bank of Angola building and the Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré stand out.

The constituency offers a little of everything, offering an environment more than adequate for both working, living or enjoying an afternoon of leisure, with hotels, restaurants, bars with views of the sea and many other mandatory stopovers, so if If you are in Luanda and want a place to live or have fun, you already know that you can visit Luanda Bay. 

If you want to taste dishes from various cuisines in the country, visit the most luxurious and renowned restaurants in Luanda Bay: Lookal Ocean Club, O Embark on gold, O Bahia Space or even the restaurant Barbaric. Additionally you can make a nice tourist tournament to the National Museum of Slavery, the Fortress of São Miguel which offers a great view of the Bay of Luanda, the historic Avenida 4 de Fevereiro where you can find shopping malls, boutiques, as well as artisan places to buy some symbolic gift . 

So be sure to visit the urban district of Ingombota. Enjoy, enjoy everything the district has to offer, from its wonderful view to the most important tourist attractions in the city of Luanda.

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