St Louis Cathedral, Port Louis

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#7 of 17 in Historic Sites in Mauritius
One of the oldest churches in Mauritius, St Louis Cathedral serves as a quiet place of meditation. The present Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1933, after frequent cyclones destroyed earlier edifices from the 18th and 19th centuries. The oldest part of the church is an 18th-century obelisk fountain with four lion heads on each side, located just opposite the entrance. The interior of the church features statues of saints and stained glass windows depicting biblical scenes. Rest and contemplate in the small garden area in front of the church. Make St Louis Cathedral a part of your Port Louis vacation plans using our Port Louis trip itinerary builder .
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  • September 23, 2017
    we were traveling in seat-in-coach..they made us visit this cathedral..it was beautiful and we enjoyed our self in this place...  more »
  • August 24, 2017
    Very beautiful Cathedral, spiritual places full of emotion! Built in stone, very nice architecture. Calm and relaxation. A place to visit in the heart of the city.
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  • August 2, 2017
    As a tour guide and a Mauritius Citizen, its one of the best place to visit because it is the Diocese and it is the main Church where all big celebrations are done ! Nice Picture inside and very calm ...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful church in the heart of the city. It reminds me that it was Christianity that took first this beautiful island.
  • December 18, 2016
    Beautiful Cathedral. Worth a visit. Parking available, need to buy parking tickets from most petrol stations. Parking tickets are used in Port Louis, Rose Hill, Beau Bassin and Curepipe.
  • March 30, 2017
    Kingdom of peace & love! Be blessed!
  • May 23, 2017
    So peaceful and loving
  • August 11, 2017
    Ok.

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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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