Citadel, Port Louis

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#2 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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  • View better at night than during the day. Some young couples go up to admire the view by night car. Romantic and offer the advantage of having a pleasant breeze.
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  • There is a way for car or motorbike climbing up the hill where the Citadel is situated but we chose climbing up in foot I’m not sure if it is open for visitors because we didn’t see any signages; when...  more »
  • Allows to view the city of Port Louis to 360 degrees and take advantage of the ramparts and old cannons free entry
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  • Nice panorama of the capital port louis
  • 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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