Citadel, Port Louis

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Do some upscale shopping and admire the views at Citadel, a former military base set in an impressive location. Built during 1834 and 1840 when the land was under British colonial rule, the fort sits atop a hill, well positioned to spot incoming attackers and fires in the city below. Now offering extensive views of the port town and coastline, the citadel has been refurbished to provide a range of boutique stores within its iconic blackened brick walls. If shopping in historical monuments isn't your thing, history buffs will enjoy the canons, positioned authentically, and the neatly restored walls. Put Citadel into our Port Louis trip maker tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Port Louis.
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  • The Citadel of Mauritius may not be much compared to the other magnificent forts in the world. But is part of their history and must be included in your itinerary. You also get a magnificent view of t...  more »
  • You have a super (over) view of Port Loise. Should not be missing from any visit to the capital.
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  • Beautiful panorama of the city. Admission. Good location for photos. The downside is the lack of information about the history of this place.
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  • If you are visiting port Louis than you should visit this place. Since this place is on height you can have a very good view of the entire city from various angles. It gives a nice and pleasant view of the city the fort is also worth seeing. This is one of the best attractions during Mauritius tour. Very nice place for clicking pictures.
  • This is a well-preserved fort with excellent views over the town on all directions. It has a souvenir shop inside. It is free to access, though probably only interesting for maybe half an hour. It appears easy enough to park outside. There weren't any displays about its history. You can walk around the top of all the walls.
  • The place is located near to to the city center and provided breathtaking view of the whole city. It is a small fort built by the British and can be explored completely in 30 mins. The fort is well maintained and gives a nice view of Mauritius harbor.
  • It is an old French fort built in 19th century. From fort it is great view of harbour and the city Port Louis. There is no entry fee. Must visit this ancient place.
  • Its not a fort.Just its built to watch harbour. But it id nice to view portis city from citadel
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