Mandala House, Blantyre - Stein Travel

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Welcome to Mandala House

Mandala House, originally constructed in 1882 using grass, mud and bricks, is the oldest building in Malawi. Today this historic building is home to a library and archive that hold an equally significant collection of books, journals and original documents. La Caverna Art Gallery and Café (which serves delicious cakes and iced coffee) is also located on the premises.

Mandala, Blantyre
English is the official language, but Chichewa is more commonly spoken.

The official currency is the Malawi Kwacha (MWK), which is divided into 100 tambalas. Travellers cheques and foreign currencies are accepted by banks, authorised hotels and other institutions in the main town centres; bureaux de change are also available. The US dollar is the easiest currency to exchange. Credit cards are not widely accepted and ATMs are scarce and should not be relied upon. Exchanging currency on the black market is not recommended.

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