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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  • To get an idea of the urban area of the capital of Mauritius, I think the forte offers the best vantage point.
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  • I went there during the Port Louis by light festival, and have a fantastic view of the city at night, and for the historic part. On the top we can see the port, it’s surrounding  more »
  • ... far beyond the city, is here not much to pick up. The City Government is doing nothing, only ancient walls, a few cannons and a tiny shop remain. Being but also free admission.
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  • Nice panorama of the capital port louis
  • Amazing place. Must visit

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