Citadel, Port Louis

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#4 of 17 in Historic Sites in Mauritius
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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  • Got nice aerial photography all over the city of port louis. Nice panorama. The site itself have a page in the history of Mauritius. During week days, you are able to visit the Ford.  more »
  • It is a small citadel at the top, you'll see Port Louis from the top and is the most interesting. Otherwise, the Fort is very small and you'll see it in 10 minutes.
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  • If this is your first time in Port Louis, then spend 15 minutes on a specific photo shoot definitely worth. The merits of the two: another such review no point and it's free. The rest: no guns, souvenir shop like everywhere, look inside. Fort made of black stone, the heat is very hot-take along water and a hat.
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  • Amazing place. Must visit

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Where to stay in Port Louis

Port Louis doesn't have a huge range of places to stay--and the city is not the most bustling after dark. Still, you'll find a couple of options here and there. On the waterfront, a few viable luxury lodgings offer amenities such as annexed seafood restaurants, bars, and air conditioning. Alternatively, head farther down the coast for numerous better value options in dedicated tourist resorts. Even relatively small fishing villages have some decent homestay or guesthouse lodgings.
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