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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  • October 10, 2017
    Probably the best vantage point of Port Louis. Very windy but it's worth a spin, to the view of the harbor and to the glance.
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  • October 4, 2017
    The Fortress is located on top of the small hill. You can get to the top of the wall most part of the fortress, but you can't walk around. Inner yard is plain, so main thing is the view over the area....  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    For those whole places impregnated with history, this is a place to visit! Walking within the high walls of the fort, one can feel the particular atmosphere of an old barrack. Walking up the walls, th...  more »

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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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