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Citadel, Port Louis
(3.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Beautiful old plant. The view of the city is unique and the best is that it is free. Drive up best by taxi and relax enjoy the view.
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  • The Citadel which is worth seeing because of its location. When you come on the walls you can see very nice panoramic view of Port Luis. From this point you can see the old break determined to honor the city (a little neglected), and the new more European honor where banks and corporations. Take pictures of the cannons that are in the courtyard and on the walls of the:)
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  • "Citadel", which is also known as Fort Adelaide is an historical place in Mauritius. You will need to ascend some 100 meters to go there. The path is very easy, just steep walk. Inside the Fort, there...  more »
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  • A decent view point. But otherwise nothing spectacular about this place
  • Unfortunately the citadel already closes at 4 pm. Nevertheless we had quite a nice view over the City. If you go to Port Louis make a trip up here
  • No parking to speak of but spectacular views
  • Lovely view of city
  • Nice views of the capital, worth a look if around.