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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. Before you head to Port Louis, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Port Louis travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Port Louis has to offer, including Citadel.
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  • Our guide took us to the fort. Unfortunately, no visit to the infrastructure but on the other hand views of Port Louis. If you have 1 / 2 h to lose I would recommend to go up there.
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  • Very hot. But once you can take a visit. View of whole City from the Fort. Used as a prison earlier but now as a tourist attraction.  more »
  • Caretaker was closing up as we got there as public holiday. Explained it was our last day and on the way to airport so we had a quick walk around in the pouring rain. Great city and mountain views. Aw...  more »
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  • A good place for a good food
  • Nice food